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Theory Class Lecture Summaries, Fall 1999

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: September 24, 1999
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Historical Background

September 16, 1999

Social forces in the development of early sociological theorizing:

Auguste Comte was the first to use the term, "sociology" and is considereed the "Father of Sociology," (then, who is the "Mother of Sociology?"), but it was Emile Durkheim who established a strong foundation for sociology as an academic discipline.