Option course for MSc, Hilary Term
This course considers how to explain social phenomena. Each week a lecture introduces a particular type of explanation, and a seminar discusses empirical research on a related topic. The topic illustrates this type of explanation in practice, revealing its strengths and weaknesses. The lectures and seminars are complementary but distinct; the lecture will not cover the research discussed in the seminar, and so you will rely on your own analysis of the readings.