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Unit convenor and teaching staff
40cp at 1000 level or above
Sociological theorising is about understanding and explaining the meaning of social phenomena. Usually that evolves drawing on existing concepts, or constructing our own, as prisms through which we interpret the range of human actions, behaviours and attitudes. In this unit we will discuss the role of sociological theory today. We will explore how major social thinkers have attempted to understand and explain social change, especially in the context of the deep uncertainties that characterise modernity. We will discuss original texts by Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel and other more recent theorists whose works are examples of ‘the sociological imagination’ and its usefulness to thinking about social change.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Short Essay||30%||No||Week 7|
|Essay 2||50%||No||Week 9|
Active engagement with original theoretical texts by way of close reading and online peer discussion.
This essay aims to give students the opportunity to show an build on their comprehension of key concepts in social theory.
This research essay aims to give students the opportunity to show their comprehension of the material covered in the unit by way of a standard essay (Introduction, body, conclusion).
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