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Animals and Institutions (Coursera)

This course explores animals within the context of the functional relationships that sociologists call “institutions.” We first examine the use of animals in laboratory science. We then examine the controversial transformation of animals into “livestock” and "meat." We also explore the perspectives of people committed to rejecting the construction [...]
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The Changing Status and Perception of Animals (Coursera)

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The Changing Status and Perception of Animals (Coursera)
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In this course, we explore how mainstream understandings of animals and human-animal relationships have changed in recent years. Module 1 focuses on the roles of animals in human physical health and psychological well being. Module 2 explores animal selfhood, particularly in light of their inability to use spoken [...]
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Classical Sociological Theory (Coursera)

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will offer the participants an introduction into the most important classical sociological readings between the 18th and 20th century. Highly influential social science scholars, such as Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim, will be discussed during 8 sessions. Combined with small tests, [...]
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What Is Sociology? An Introduction (FutureLearn)

Examine perspectives on society, and the cultural issues facing society. Apply sociological theory to researching social groups. Discover the fascinating field of sociology. How can society be analysed? And what are some of the contemporary cultural issues in society? Get answers to these questions and more with this introduction [...]
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Global Sociology (edX)

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Global Sociology (edX)
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Connect your personal biography to global history as you develop your sociological imagination. Ever wondered why some countries are rich and others poor? Or why some people believe hard work results in upward mobility and others don’t? To answer these questions, you need to “see” the world [...]
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Introduction to Global Sociology (edX)

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Introduction to Global Sociology (edX)
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Connect your personal biography to global history as you develop your sociological imagination. Ever wondered why some countries are rich and others poor? Or why some people believe hard work results in upward mobility and others don’t? To answer these questions, you need to “see” the world sociologically. In [...]
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