West European Studies | French Social Thought
W605 | 4560 | Bahloul


10:10a-12:40p  T  SB 140
Meets with WEUR W405, ANTH E400 and E600
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This course aims to teach students how to READ, explicate, analyze,
and scholarly use major contributions in French social thought.
Discussions will address these thinkers' status in 20th century's
human sciences and in contemporary anthropological theory in
particular.  Six authors have been selected, namely Emile Durkheim,
Marcel Mauss, Claude Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault,
and Pierre Bourdieu.  All texts will be discussed in their English
translation.

There are no prerequisites but some background in social sciences is
highly recommended.