Law and Social Theory (SCLG2615)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

Prohibitions

SCLG2535

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