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Classical Social Theory (SOTH90007)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Not available in 2019

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Overview

Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSOTH90007
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This elective offers students the opportunity to read and discuss the primary texts of key social theorists. In addition to developing an understanding of the work of foundational scholars, such as Marx, Freud, and Foucault, we will also examine questions of interpretation. Through analysing contemporary readings of these influential thinkers we will explore how genealogies of ideas are enlivened, critiqued, misread, and transformed in social theory.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should have:

  • enhanced knowledge of the topic or area of scholarship taught in the module;
  • an ability to reflect upon their own research work in relation to the content of the module; and
  • enhanced engagement with leading-edge research in Arts today.

Generic skills

The subjects will contribute, through teaching and discussion with academic staff and peers, to developing the skills and capacities identified in the University-defined Graduate Attributes for the PhD, in particular:

  • the capacity to contextualise research within an international corpus of specialist knowledge,
  • an advanced ability to evaluate and synthesise research-based and scholarly literature; and
  • an advanced understanding of key disciplinary and multi-disciplinary norms and perspectives relevant to the field.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • One 500-word essay proposal (20%), due in Week 7 of semester.
  • One 2,000-word essay (80%), due in the examination period.
  • Hurdle: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

Last updated: 27 August 2019