Units of Study

SCLG2615 - Law and Social Theory

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robert van Krieken


This unit provides a detailed understanding of how the work of a broad range of social theorists contributes to a specifically sociological understanding of legal ideas, institutions and practices. After beginning with classical sociology - Durkheim, Marx and Weber, the unit will then discuss the contributions of the Frankfurt School, Habermas, Foucault, Bourdieu, Luhmann, Elias, and Selznick, as well as the more recent perspectives of postmodern and feminist social theory.


1x1000wd workbook (20%), 1x2000wd research essay (50%) and 1x1500wd Take-home exam (30%)


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


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002 and (SCLG2601 or SCLG2001 or SCLG2520)



Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program

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