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School of Politics and International Relations

POL280 Social Theory

POL280Social Theory (POL280A – Autumn, POL280B – Spring) 

Credits: 30
Semester: 1 & 2
Timetable:

Seminar Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm Lecture Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Module Convenor: Prof Raymond Kiely
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides students with an advanced introduction to central theories and and concepts in Sociology, from nineteenth and early twentieth century theorists through to the present day. This will include consideration of the work of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Du Bois, Adorno, through to more recent work by Foucault, Butler, Mitchell, Bauman, Stuart Hall and Beck.

Assessment: Item 1: 20% Critical Reflection (1500 words) Item 2: 30% Research Essay (2500 words) Item 3: 50% Examination (3 hours)
Level: 5

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