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ΕΕ2 -Modern Social Theory

Tutor: Manos Spyridakis

Semester: 3rd
ECTS: 4.5

Short Description:

The course concerns the presentation and analysis of modern social theory from Parsons onwards. Schools of thought and thinkers are analyzed as well as their influence and contribution to theoretical discourses. At the same time there is an attempt to analyze contemporary social and cultural phenomena through the theoretical lens of various schools and thinkers.

  • Understanding of relevant theories
  • Understanding of theoretical analysis
  • The relation between theory and social issues

Learning Outcomes:

  • Competence for theoretical synthesis
  • Competence for theoretical comparison
  • Competence for theoretical interpretation


13 three-hour lectures


Written examination at the end of the semester


D. Gefou-Madianou, (2010), Culture and ethnography; from ethnographic realism to cultural criticism, Athens: Patakis
G. Ritzer, (2012), Sociological Theory, Athens: Kritiki