BESC2111 Social Theory
Bachelor Course Unit
Credit points: 6
This unit introduces students to key concepts that underpin social theory and social analysis and major theoretical frameworks in social theory, including classical structuralist, interpretive and conflict theories. Students will equipped and supported to engage in contemporary social and human science debates concerning the application of structure and agency and the relevance of modernism and postmodernism and feminist, queer, postcolonial and globalisation theory to complex issues in contemporary societies. Students will be guided in the development of critical thinking and analysis to better understand themselves, others, groups and organisations within society and society itself.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
- Define and describe the key concepts that underpin social theory and social analysis
- Understand and discuss the major theoretical frameworks in social theory, including classical structuralist, interpretive and conflict theories
- Apply contemporary sociological debates concerning structure and agency, modernity, feminism, queer, postcolonial, and globalisation theories to current social issues
- Analyse, evaluate and assess complex social issues
- Relate social theory to contemporary society
The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.
The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the Discipline of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/
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