Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 10
Pre-requisite modules None
Other pre-requisites Co-requisite - Contemporary Social Theory B - 16788
This module builds upon Level I Modern Sociological Theory. The module takes a thematic approach to three key areas of contemporary social theory. First, the emergence of postmodernism is analysed in terms of its implications for understanding both the nature of contemporary societies and the enterprise of theory itself. Second, contemporary macro social theories are analysed through key debates such as the character of globalisation and the information society. Finally, the implications for social theory of contemporary debates in the philosophy of social science are examined.