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Theories of Modernity - SOC222

The central project of sociology as a discipline is to reflect upon the character of our modern world and, in helping us to better understand our contexts to aid our ability to be the free agents of our own futures. In this unit we introduce some of the great theorists in the sociological tradition and learn what they have to say about modernity and modern societies. One of the core units in our undergraduate program, this unit traces the different ways in which some major theorists of modernity have analysed intersecting axes of modern development. The unit will demonstrate how much we still owe to these thinkers as well as considering their respective shortcomings.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Harry Blatterer

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): SOC232, SOCX222
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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