Units of Study

SCLG2622 - Sociology of Knowledge

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Fran Collyer

Description

This unit explores the formation, transmission and ownership of knowledge through several historical epochs. It highlights the way knowledge, in both oral and written form, reflects and expresses social structures and social processes. Students will be introduced to a range of theories about the relationship between knowledge and society, and to illustrative case studies (e.g. the patenting of diagnostic tests, the funding of research institutes and 'Think Tanks', and the buying and selling of 'expert knowledge').

Assessments

1x1000wd research essay (25%), 1x2000wd oral presentation (40%) and 1x1500wd research essay (35%)

Textbooks

unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

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

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

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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