Faculty of Arts


Theory and Society


Social theory offers tools for thinking about our society, and about the forces and actors which have changed our communities, society, world. This course offers a basic "sociologists’ toolkit" orientation to important social theory, drawn from the works of classical and contemporary social analysts across time. At the same time, it takes a practical approach, showing how these theoretical approaches can analyse contemporary social situations, from World Bank approaches to poverty reduction, to everyday health practices. This course, which has in the past been a core compulsory course, is strongly recommended to all students considering a major in Sociology, or interested in postgraduate social science study.

Availability 2012

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Campbell Jones


Coursework + exam


SOCIOL 200: 15.0 points


30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass

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