Units of Study

SCLG2625 - Sociology of Friendship

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jennifer Wilkinson

Description

This unit examines the sociology of friendship, its place within theories of late modern society and its significance for the individual. Students will gain a foundation in key debates about friendship across the social sciences and key theories in the field, both classical and contemporary. It explores the relevance of friendship to other sociological categories, including the public sphere, the family, community and the self. Students will learn to apply this knowledge to an understanding of society and social change.

Assessments

1x2500wd research essay (50%), 1x500wd paper (20%), 1x20min oral presentaton (20%), participation (10%)

Textbooks

readings will be available at the University Copy Centre

Classes

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

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

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