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Sociological Theory - SCLG2601

Year - 2018

In this unit of study we will examine the main strands of sociological thought and identify the key concepts, debates and issues in the development of sociological theory. It will focus on the writings of leading social theorists and sociologists, their contribution to the development of a distinctly sociological theory, and their continuing impact on current theoretical debates in sociology. Topics covered will include: the origins of sociology; industrialism; classical theorists; sociology of urban society; interactionism and everyday life; psychoanalysis; sociology of knowledge and culture; feminist challenges to sociological paradigms; postmodernity and the future of society. This unit is mandatory for Sociology majors.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Critical analysis quiz (25%), 4x250wd Short reading presentations (25%), Tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

(12 Junior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Gender and Cultural Studies) or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-Legal Studies)

Prohibitions

SCLG2001, SCLG2520

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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