Units of Study

SCLG2601 - Sociological Theory

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jennifer Wilkinson
Phone: +61 2 9036 9481
Email: jennifer.wilkinson@sydney.edu.au

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

2000wd essay (40%) and 2hr exam (40%) and tutorial presentation (10%) and participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies)

Prohibitions

SCLG2001, SCLG2520

 Wednesday

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