Units of Study

SCLG6903 - New Debates in Social Theory

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Karl Maton
Phone: +61 2 9351 3902
Email: karl.maton@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit explores a series of issues of controversy and debate in social theory. These include debates over: the information age; new information and communication technologies; the new capitalism and changing work practices; the cultural sphere; new forms of power and surveillance; shifting claims to insight in knowledge societies; the role of education in social inequality; the bases of making knowledge claims; and globalisation. The unit involves both face-to-face seminars and online discussions.

Assessments

2400wd research essay (40%) and 2400wd research essay (40%) and 1200wd equivalent online presentations and discussion (20%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG6903

           

Seminar

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SCLG6903 - New Debates in Social Theory

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Karl Maton
Phone: +61 2 9351 3902
Email: karl.maton@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit explores a series of issues of controversy and debate in social theory. These include debates over: the information age; new information and communication technologies; the new capitalism and changing work practices; the cultural sphere; new forms of power and surveillance; shifting claims to insight in knowledge societies; the role of education in social inequality; the bases of making knowledge claims; and globalisation. The unit involves both face-to-face seminars and online discussions.

Assessments

2400wd research essay (40%) and 2400wd research essay (40%) and 1200wd equivalent online presentations and discussion (20%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney