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SCY2100 - Social Theory

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Michael Ure


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit aims to introduce students to some of the key theoretical perspectives in classical and contemporary sociology. We begin with a critical account of the early divergent traditions of Marx, Weber and Durkheim, as well as twentieth century action theories. We move on to a critical analysis of the more contemporary perspectives of structuralism, poststructuralism, feminisms, and the debates about risk society and post versus late modernity.


Students who study this unit:


Essay (3 - 3500 words): 60%;
test (1 - 1500): 25%;
Tutorial participation: 15%.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


A first year sequence in Sociology or permission