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Sociological Perspectives (6 points)


Leader: Dr Jan van Bommel

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit aims to introduce students to some of the key theoretical perspectives in sociology. We begin with a critical account of the early divergent traditions of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Parsons. We then move on to a critical analysis of the more contemporary perspectives of Foucault, Bourdieu, globalisation, poststructuralism, feminism and sexualities.

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 50% + Class test (equivalent 1500 words): 30% + Short assignment (1000 words): 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Sociology or permission

Prohibitions: SCY3100

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