University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

SOCI 2009 - Sociological Theory in Action

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: GSSA 2020
Assessment: 2 x 1000 word Fieldwork assignments 15% each, Small group activities – online and in class 30%, 1500 word take home paper 40%

This course introduces students to the ways that social scientists explain (theorise) the social world. We use a range of contemporary critical social theories to understand and explain current local and global issues (for example, urban graffiti, youth suicide, childhood obesity, politics of space and place, and commodification of sex). The teaching environment uses fieldtrips, interactive problem based activities and e-learning strategies to ground theoretical concepts in everyday life. This course attracts students from different disciplinary backgrounds and builds knowledge, skill development and professional practice.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12823 SE01 90 24 6 Mar - 3 Apr Friday 10am - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Friday 10am - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room