Contemporary Sociological Theory (SCLG3601)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week

Assessment

1xOral Presentation (20%) 1x4000wd Essay (70%), Seminar participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Senior credit points from Sociology

Prohibitions

SCLG3002

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.