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SOC2022 Power and Society

Short Description: Power and Society
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090301 - Sociology
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students will require access to email and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Internet access is required to satisfactorily complete assessment for the course


Power is a central concept for social justice studies and for all the social sciences, including sociology, politics, anthropology, economics, and communications studies. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of competing theories of power from the perspectives of these social science disciplines. This course contrasts the conventional concept of power as having its basis in coercion, dominance, and `control over'; with competing conceptions of power that treat as primary humans as social animals with a desire and capacity for cooperation. The examination of alternative concepts of power in this course provides the foundation for their application in the rest of the Social Justice major.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online