• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Sociology
  • Areas of interest Sociology

The course will examine the sociological theories of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim. The social and intellectual contexts of the development of the classical sociological traditions will be considered. The influence of Marx, Weber and Durkheim on recent sociology will also be treated.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Students will achieve a critical understanding of the respective foundations and principal tenets of Marxist, Symbolic Interactionist and Functionalist sociological thought, and how these classical sociological traditions rooted in C19th and C20th Europe relate to contemporary industrial societies.

Indicative Assessment

One 2,000 word research essay (45%) and one 2,000 word comparative essay (45%) and tutorial participation (10%).

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Workload

20 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials. Lectures will not be taped.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level SOCY courses; or permission of the convenor

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4386 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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