Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Advanced Social Science Theory Course (Feb-Jun 2018)

This course is focused on key concepts in the social sciences, and based on the reading of old and modern classics. The aim of the course is to stimulate participants to reflect on - and reconsider - the theoretical premises that guide their own research

The concepts that will be discussed are likely to play up in any research project, but it is for the students to figure out what light they shed on their particular projects.The course is thus broad in one sense, but at the same time specific by translating key concepts to PhD research projects.

The course is organized in 12 meetings with a maximum of 15 students. Each meeting will consist of an introduction by the lecturer, followed by a close reading of selected texts. Participants will prepare weekly discussion sheets for the course. You will be expected to have a basic understanding of social science key concepts.The study load is estimated on 1 day per week. Successful completion of the course will be based on reading, participation in discussions and the 1-page discussion sheets. You will be expected to attend all sessions in this course. 

This course is lectured by Annelies Moors, Ewald Engelen, Justus Uitermark and Abbey Steele and offered in the first and in the second semester.

You can register for the course by sending an email to: aissr@uva.nl. The course is equal to 12 ECTS.

Dates and time (location)

  • Friday, 16 Feb, 10-12, Annelies Moors, REC C2.04
  • Friday, 23 Feb,  10-12, Annelies Moors, REC C2.07
  • Friday, 2 March, 10-12, Annelies Moors, REC C2.04
  • Friday, 9 March, 10-12, Abbey Steele, REC C2.04
  • Friday, 16 March, 10-12, Abbey  Steele, REC C2.07
  • Friday, 23 March, 10-12, Abbey Steele, REC C2.04
  • Friday, 6 April, 10-12, Justus Uitermark, REC C2.01
  • Friday, 20 April, 10-12, Justus Uitermark, REC C2.04
  • Thursday 26 April, 10-12, Justus Uitermark, REC C2.03
  • Friday, 4 May, 10-12, Ewald Engelen, REC C2.01
  • Friday, 18 May, 10-12, Ewald Engelen, REC C2.01
  • Friday, 25 May, 10-12, Ewald  Engelen, REC C2.04

Published by  AISSR

19 March 2018