Course Details

Course offered Winter 2019

HONORS 231 B: The History of the Social Sciences (SSc)

HONORS 231 B: The History of the Social Sciences (SSc)

SLN 15350 (View UW registration info »)

Daniel Bessner (Jackson School of International Studies)
Phone: (206) 685-1043
Email: dbessner@uw.edu

Credits: 5
Limit: 35 students

Honors Credit Type

This course explores the history of the social sciences from their advent in the late nineteenth century until today, with a focus on the twentieth century. Social sciences examined include economics, psychology, history, sociology, and anthropology. Students will read a series of classic texts by intellectuals such as Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, Clifford Geertz, and others, and will learn how to place these texts in their larger political, social, and cultural contexts. By the course’s end, students will have a familiarity with the history, trends, and theories that have shaped modern social science. N.B.: This course focuses on texts that adopt non-quantitative and non-formal methodologies.