Units of Study

SCLG2615 - Law and Social Theory

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Desmond McDonnell
Email: desmond.mcdonnell@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

1000wd workbook (20%) and 2000wd research essay (50%) and 1500wd take-home exercise (30%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(SCLG2601) or (6 Senior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies)

Prohibitions

SCLG2535

Additional Information

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

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

SCLG2615

Lecture

           

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