Sociology 110

Module code SOC 110
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Part 1: The individual and society
An introduction to sociology, the classical sociological paradigm and the principles of sociological research.

Part 2: The making of the South African order

This section explores key factors involved in the making and shaping of the contemporary South African social order and considers the sociological implications thereof. Students will be introduced to the political economy of South Africa, with an emphasis on the nature of South Africa’s industrialisation, the process of proletarianisation and the introduction of the migration labour system. In addition, the racial state, the foundations of its social project, and the spatial form of its 20th century racial modernity will be considered.

Module credits 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Faculty of Law
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 1 tutorial per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Sociology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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