Faculty of Arts
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
This unit examines the different theories which sociologists use to make sense of the social world. We explore the classical works of the founding fathers (Durkheim, Marx and Weber) and the ongoing legacies of each. The unit also engages with contemporary perspectives and considers how sociologists grapple with important sociological issues such as power, meaning, inequality and social change.
On successful completion of this unit students will have:
Students studying the unit at third level will have:
Short essay (1000 words) 25%
One x 2 hr seminar/week
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Two second level sociology units
ATS2855, GSC3201, GSC3202, SCY3815, SCY3816