THEORY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

SOC2TCS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What is modernity, and how do we understand it? What are the major factors of change in our world, and how do we cope with them? How do we find meaning; how do we make sense of our lives? These issues were first raised in the founding works of modern sociology. This subject introduces students to the traditions of classical social theory as laid out by Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. Themes include capitalism and modernity; culture and disenchantment; community, class and state; religion and history. These themes will be approached through the reading of central texts, major narratives and contemporary examples.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Beilharz

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year sociology subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval. This is a core subject at second year level for a sociology major at Melbourne and Bendigo

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSuicideRecommendedDurkheim, E 1970ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsThe Communist ManifestoRecommendedMarx, K and Engels, FANY EDITION
ReadingsThe Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalismRecommendedWeber, MANY EDN

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Essay 1 - 1,000 words25
Essay 2 - 1,000 words25
Essay 3 - 1,500 words40
Tutorial presentation (500 word equivalent)10

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Beilharz

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Essay 1 - 1,000 words25
Essay 2 - 1,000 words25
Essay 3 - 1,500 words40
Tutorial presentation (500 word equivalent)10

Mildura, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Beilharz

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Essay 1 - 1,000 words25
Essay 2 - 1,000 words25
Essay 3 - 1,500 words40
Tutorial presentation (500 word equivalent)10

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Jo Fortuna

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Essay 1 - 1,000 words25
Essay 2 - 1,000 words25
Essay 3 - 1,500 words40
Tutorial presentation (500 word equivalent)10