VIC274H1: Wisdom of the Social Sciences


This course examines influential efforts to study human beings and society scientifically, from the seventeenth century to the present. We consider major contributions from prominent thinkers, such as Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud. We also review the contemporary relevance and persistent controversies about their ideas.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)