- Code SOCY4009
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Social Research, Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Maria Hynes
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2016
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This course investigates key contemporary theoretical approaches in Sociology. To help students evaluate their relative strengths and weaknesses, they are asked to see their own sociological investigation (thesis) from a different theoretical lens every week under the guidance of the lecturer.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various
- Choose the most appropriate approach for a specific
- Apply theory as a tool for the investigation of social
- Develop an appreciation for theoretical pluralism.
Weekly task of 500 words, running for 9 weeks (5% each for a total of 45%) LO 1-4
Each task will reflect on the readings/topic of the week in
- what are the concepts and concerns of the readings?
- how different/useful are they? And
- how can I apply it to my topic?
Feedback on these weekly exercises will ideally be provided after 2 weeks.
Final essay (due in November) 5,500 words (55%) LO 1-4
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A 1 hour lecture and 2 hour seminar per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 17 hours of independent study, research and assessment per week during the semester (total 260 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe readings are chosen and updated each year by the convenor to reflect evolving theoretical debates in sociology.
Completion of a cognate major.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8988||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|