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SY4017 - Classical Social Theory

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available ONLY to students enrolled in the BA(Hons)and BSocSc(Hons).

This subject allows students to specialise in their major discipline through advanced study of both theory and methods. In the subject, research design, and theoretical perspectives within their chosen discipline will be examined and applied to case studies in contemporary society. They will also have the chance to delve into theoretical perspectives on their discipline through an intensive reading and discussion program. Students will be able to use this knowledge to further their own research

Learning Outcomes

  • design an appropriate research project, including research questions, theoretical framework and methodological approaches within the discipline;
  • evaluate a body of literature in a specific field of the discipline;
  • critique a broad range of theoretical approaches to the discipline;
  • justify the application of particular theories to case study examples.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Podcast - (20%) - Individual
  • Participation > Online participation - (20%) - Individual.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SY4001 and SY4002 and SY4015 and SY4016

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.