CONCEPTUALISING THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: KEY CONCEPTS AND DEBATES
Credit points: 30
This subject explores key conceptual and theoretical approaches in the social sciences. It is designed as an advanced, interdisciplinary key concepts subject that allows Honours students to engage with important ideas, core debates and influential texts, and consider their application within and across social science disciplines. The subject provides opportunities for students to develop critical, in-depth and interdisciplinary understandings of how key concepts and debates shape knowledge production in the social sciences.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKatie Wright
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesResearch essay, annotated bibliography, oral presentation, in-class discussions, seminars, in-class group work
Prerequisites Enrolment in Bachelor of Arts Honours or Bachelor of Legal Studies Honours or International Relations Honours or Politics Honours or with coordinator's approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsMust be enrolled in an Honours level course. Attendance is expected.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Wright
SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
1,000 word annotated bibliographyStudents will receive written feedback on their abstracts and annotated bibliography within two weeks of submission. This will help them with their final research essay. 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.
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Oral presentation (2,000 word equivalent, 5 min per student)Written feedback will be provided to students.
5,000 word research essayExtensive written feedback will be provided to students.
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