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School of Politics and International Relations

POL2XX Social Theory (from 2021/22)

POL2XX (POL2XXA – Autumn, POL2XXB – Spring) Social Theory

Credits: 30
Semester: 1 & 2


Contact: TBC
Module Convenor: TBC

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.

This module is expected to run in 2021/22.

Assessment: Short essay (1500 words) 30%, and Research Essay (2000 words) 70%