Social Theory Minor

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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Note: There is no further entry in to this minor. This course structure only applies to re-enrolling students who commenced their studies prior to 2018

On successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of key theories about the nature of social relationships and institutions, patterns of social diversity and inequality, and processes that underpin social change and stability; and
  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge of social theory in its breadth and diversity, and in its social, historical and world context, including its principal debates and theories. ; and
  • demonstrate an ability to apply social theories and concepts to understand complex and changing social contexts; and
  • communicate social theoretical knowledge effectively using appropriate formats; and
  • demonstrate an ability to develop arguments by using evidence, evaluating competing explanations, and drawing conclusions

Course Description

Offered by the School of Social and Political Sciences

Social Theory analyses the organisation and transformation of societies and cultures. It questions the everyday assumptions that shape our lives and considers such issues as the division of power and the nature of identity.


  • Sociology
  • Community development
  • Policy development
  • Government
  • Academia
  • Research

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