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Structure and Analysis in Sociology (6 points)


Leader: Dr Darryn Snell

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)
Singapore First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: The unit addresses the following issues: (a) a developmental and comparative analysis of sociological theory, from its origins in eighteenth-century philosophy, through the classical works of the 'founding fathers', to contemporary social theory - with a focus on structural perspectives; (b) the issue of fragmentation and synthesis within social theory; (c) the relationship between sociological theories and research strategies. Students will also gain practical experience in putting together a research proposal.

Assessment: Assignment (1100 words): 25% + Research proposal (1600 words): 35% + Assignment (1800 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 1/2hours per week (1-hour lecture, 1 1/2-hour hours tutorial)

Prerequisites: Two second-level sociology units (SCY2817 is highly recommended)

Prohibitions: GSC3201

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