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Semester 1

Social Theory (SCIL10018)







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Visiting students must have passed at least 2 social science courses (i.e. Sociology, Politics/International Relations, Social Policy, Public Policy, Social Anthropology, Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Queer Studies, African Studies, American Studies) at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Please note that spaces on Sociology 3rd year courses are limited so enrolment cannot be guaranteed.

Course Summary

The course is intended to provide a broad introduction to key concepts in social theory, such as: the social , critique and culture. These concepts will be presented and discussed starting from the examination of a number of key classical and contemporary texts. The course has 30 contact hours: in addition to the 2-hour lecture, there is a one hour tutorial devoted to detailed work with texts and the learning of conceptual skills needed to evaluate and/ or practise social theory.

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Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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