Mark Solovey (24 Lectures, 10 Tutorials)
This course explores influential visions of society and progress found in the history of the human sciences. It addresses questions such as: Are human beings naturally selfish or cooperative? Is society in harmony with the individual or opposed to the individual? It explores the significance of race, class, population growth, capitalism, and gender in debates about the good society.
Recommended preparation: One half course in any of the following: HPS, history, sociology, economics, political science, anthropology, or another field that intersects with the social sciences such as criminology.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)