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Social Theory Thesis (SOTH40004)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeSOTH40004
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

An approved topic will be selected in consultation with the coordinator.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • have knowledge of the major ideas and theories of classical and contemporary social theory;
  • have background in the classical and contemporary social theory on which to base further research and study in the area;
  • have experience of thinking systematically about difficult intellectual problems of an abstract nature;
  • have practice conducting research, speaking articulately, writing clearly and reading with attention to detail;
  • have experience with methods of critical analysis and argument employed in social theory, leading to improved general reasoning and analytical skills.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students 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: 3 August 2019