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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Theory)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * acquire knowledge of the background necessary to proceed to research work in social theory; * develop an ability to proceed to original work in the subject; * acquire the formal qualifications necessary to proceed to masters level work in social theory.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Social Theory)
  • Course description
        * Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
        * At least two core subjects in Social Theory
        * Up to three elective subjects

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    136-508  Social Theory Thesis
    An approved topic will be selected in consultation with the coordinator.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Core subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    136-532  Reading Texts in Social Theory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    136-430  Theories of Modernity
    In this subject images of the 'city', 'progress', 'the public' and 'the nation' will be used to establish some of the features of modernity. The way modernity is understood will also be explored through various...     Semester 1     12.50

    136-431  Imagined Societies
    This subject critically engages with questions regarding the place of subjectivity in the constitution and organisation of social and political relations, at both the theoretical and empirical levels. It involves the study of political subjectivities...     Semester 2     12.50

    136-432  The Critical Imagination
    This subject explores the three currents that social and critical theorising grows out of: the Enlightenment, revolutionary tradition and romanticism. It critically assesses these currents through an examination of the works of key classical critical...     Semester 2     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    121-415  Migrancy, Home and Exile
    The accelerated speed, frequency and commonality of the movement of people through space is an increasingly ubiquitous feature of the modern world. Consequently, migration studies has developed as an established field of enquiry, encompassing discipl...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-432  Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    This subject surveys recent developments in feminist theory and feminist methodology within a cross-cultural context. It explores issues involved in present-day debates about feminist epistemology and knowledge, including debates surrounding the rela...     Semester 1     12.50

    131-547  Rethinking Rights and Global Development
    This subject explores the theoretical and political issues surrounding ideas of rights and human rights, with special reference to the development process within the contemporary globalising order. It draws on recent critical, feminist and other (re)...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-423  Romanticism and Modernity
    This subject offers an introduction to romanticism as a paradigmatic discourse of modernity, with particular emphasis on questions of gender, aesthetics and subjectivity. It also examines aspects of the role played by the ideology and discourse of ro...     Semester 2     12.50

    106-432  Cultural Studies in Asia     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    161-431  Recent European Philosophy
    This subject involves a study of one or more key texts and themes in 20th century European philosophy. Students completing the subject should have achieved a critical understanding of the texts and themes discussed and be able to relate them to conte...     Semester 1     12.50

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