Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
25 points of Level 1 Sociology, and 37.5 points of Level 2 Sociology.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Sociology at Levels 1 & 2
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
166-300 Contemporary Sociological Theory
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Reza Hasmath
Dr. Dan Woodman
The subject examines major approaches and debates within contemporary sociological theory, and the different research directions that emerge from these approaches. Beginning with an overview of the classical foundations of sociological theory, the subject explores contemporary sociological theories which engage with questions of power, social order, and conflict. The subject also examines contemporary sociological approaches to critical issues including globalization, individualization, and identity. As the subject proceeds, we will examine how researchers construct, evaluate and modify theory to respond to transformations in social relations and practices. In this way, it will become evident that sociological theory is in a constant process of interaction with everyday social structures, relations and experiences. Students will complete the subject with knowledge of key approaches and debates in contemporary sociological theory, and with the capacity to use sociological theory to construct social research questions.
A written essay of 1000 words (25%) due in first half of the semester, a take home test of 1000 words (25%) due mid-semester, and a written essay of 2000 words (50%) due at the end of semester.
This subject has a minimum Hurdle Requirement of 75% Tutorial attendance. Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment or sit the final examination.Regular participation in tutorials is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
Contested Knowledge. Social Theory Today (Steven Seidman) Wiley-Blackwell, 2008 (4th Edition)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This Capstone subject is a compulsory requirement for the completion of a Sociology major for students commencing the BA from 2008 onwards.
SOCI30001 Contemporary Sociological Theory is not available as a Breadth subject.
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