Units of Study

SCLG2601 - Sociological Theory

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Craig Browne

Description

In this unit of study we will examine the main strands of sociological thought and identify the key concepts, debates and issues in the development of sociological theory. It will focus on the writings of leading social theorists and sociologists, their contribution to the development of a distinctly sociological theory, and their continuing impact on current theoretical debates in sociology. Topics covered will include: the origins of sociology; industrialism; classical theorists; sociology of urban society; interactionism and everyday life; psychoanalysis; sociology of knowledge and culture; feminist challenges to sociological paradigms; postmodernity and the future of society. This unit is mandatory for Sociology majors.

Assessments

1x2000wds essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%), tutorial presentation (10%) and participation (10%)

Textbooks

unit reader will be made available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Prohibitions

SCLG2001, SCLG2520

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