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, Small group activities – online and in class, 1500 word take home paper

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, the power of big tech companies and their new form of surveillance capitalism, ongoing effects of patriarchy and gender-based inequalities, taste and consumption and class-inequalities, the changing nature of personal life). The teaching approach uses fieldtrips, interactive activities and aspects of contemporary culture 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
Full fee paying

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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 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12729 SE01 75 14 1 Mar - 22 Mar Tuesday 10am - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2040, Teaching Room
5 Apr - 5 Apr Tuesday 10am - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2040, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 10am - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2040, Teaching Room
20371 SEM0 10 6 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.