Units of Study

SCLG3601 - Contemporary Sociological Theory

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Mark Bray


This unit provides a detailed introduction to key social theorists whose ideas are being used extensively in contemporary sociological theory and research. These theorists include: Irving Goffman, Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu. A particular focus is on approaches to human action in its various structural and cultural contexts, the possibilities and limits of human agency, and questions of social change.


attendance and participation (10%) and oral presentation (20%) and 4000wd essay (70%)


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


12 Senior credit points from Sociology



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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