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The Critical Imagination (SOTH40003)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeSOTH40003
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This subject explores the three currents that social and critical theorising grows out of: the Enlightenment, revolutionary tradition and romanticism. It critically assesses these currents through an examination of the works of key classical critical and social theorists. Students completing this subject should have developed an understanding of the central ideas of key thinkers in the social and critical theory tradition among them, Kant, Schiller, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche, and developed an understanding of some of the key issues and theories including their critiques of modernity.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should:

  • develop skills in written and oral communication;

  • conduct independent research;

  • make appropriate use of primary and secondary sources in mounting an argument;

  • form defensible judgements based on a critical evaluation of conflicting arguments;

Last updated: 26 July 2019