Advanced Sociological Theory

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Sociological Theory

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    What are the moral, political and ideological implications of sociological theories? How are they linked to our social world? How can we use sociological theory to explain and improve the world we live in? Building on key theories examined in S0100 and S0200, this course will attempt to "liberate" sociological theory from its specialised, exclusivist and isolated tendencies and provide it a central place in public debates in relation to political, social, economic and ethical issues of our time. Students will explore in depth interventions made in such theoretical domains as Postmodernism, Postcolonial Theory, Jurgen Habermas, Critical Race Theory, Feminism, Queer Theory and the contributions made by Pacific sociologists.

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