CONCEPTUALISING SOCIAL SCIENCES: KEY CONCEPTS AND DEBATES
Credit points: 30
Designed as an advanced, interdisciplinary 'key concepts' subject for students in the social sciences, students will engage with key concepts common and central to the social sciences from a variety of disciplinary approaches. In addition to engaging with the classic texts associated with each concept (e.g. Foucault on power), students will consider examples of the concepts' application in their own and other disciplines. In this way students will explore both common and specific discipline-based uses of concepts. To successfully complete the subject, students must demonstrate familiarity with the classic conception of each concept and a range of different discipline-inflected approaches.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Collins
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Enrolment in Politics Honours or International Relations Honours or Bachelor of Legal Studies Honours or Bachelor of Arts Honours or coordinator#s approval
Special conditions Must be enrolled in an honours level course
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
03. Demonstrate excellent research skills, the ability to work independently and exemplary writing skills to a publishable or near publishable standard.
- Essay, annotated bibliography
04. Demonstrate good team-work skills.
- Seminars, small group work
05. Have highly developed analytic and problem-solving skills.
- Seminar-based small group work, essay, annotated bibliography
06. Have highly developed communication skills, demonstrating initiative in raising ideas and questions during seminars and contribute thoughtfully to group discussion.
- Seminars, small group work, oral presentation
08. Have the capacity to think and write critically about key concepts within the social sciences from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
- Seminars, essay, oral presentation
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Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Collins
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|1000-word annotated bibliography||Students will receive written feedback within two weeks on their abstracts and annotated bibliography, which will help them with their final research essay due after the semester ends. Students will also receive one-on-one feedback from the Subject Coordinator throughout the semester in student consultations # in person, in class, and/or via email.||10||05|
|5,000-word essay||65||03, 05, 08|
|Group oral presentation (2000-word equivalent, 5 min per student)||25||04, 06, 08|