Sociological Theories (classical)

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
February 2022
Lead instructor: Marco Maraffi
The aim of the course is to familiarise those undertaking advanced studies in sociology with some significant components of the intellectual heritage of the discipline - the thought of a few European authors active from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, often referred to as "classics": Mark, Durkheim, Weber, and Simmel. They addressed two fundamental questions: 1) to what extent, how, why does modern society differ from other societal configurations from past history and to an extent surviving in parts of the world different from Europe? 2) how, if at all, can the answer to these questions be framed within a broader understanding of the nature itself of society?
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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