This section focuses on contemporary social theory, in order to extend and broaden students’ understanding of social theory beyond the classical canon. Students will be introduced to key conceptual vocabularies, theoretical paradigms and contemporary bodies of work in social theory. In addition, the way in which scholars who work on South Africa have drawn on social theory to inform and enrich their work is emphasized.
Part 2: Labour studies
The section addresses sociological approaches to the workplace. It will critically assess labour market policy and examine issues such as management practice, employment and unemployment, and discrimination and flexibility in the labour market in South Africa.
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
SOC 120, SOC 210(GS), SOC 220(GS)
3 lectures per week, 1 tutorial per week
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Period of presentation
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