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.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Workbook (20%), 1x2000wd Research essay (50%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (30%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
(SCLG2601) or (6 Senior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies)
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.