New Debates in Social Theory (SCLG6903)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit explores a series of issues of controversy and debate in social theory. These include debates over: the information age; new information and communication technologies; the new capitalism and changing work practices; the cultural sphere; new forms of power and surveillance; shifting claims to insight in knowledge societies; the role of education in social inequality; the bases of making knowledge claims; and globalisation. The unit involves both face-to-face seminars and online discussions.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

2400wd research essay (40%) and 2400wd research essay (40%) and 1200wd equivalent online presentations and discussion (20%)

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No

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