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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week
1xOral Presentation (20%) 1x4000wd Essay (70%), Seminar participation (10%)
12 Senior credit points in SociologyProhibitions