2018 Summer School Subject List

Sociology of Terror (SCLG2623) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology and Social Policy
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1) Mr Jeremy Simpson  - jeremy.simpson@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1) Mr Jeremy Simpson  - jeremy.simpson@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 28 Nov 2016 
End Date: 16 Dec 2016 
Capacity: 40 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 21 Nov 2016 
Census date: 03 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 03 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

  1. Prerequisite: - 

    12 junior credit points SCLG (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002), or 12 senior credit points GOVT, ANTH, PACS credit average

Description

This unit examines the relationship between terror and globalisation, exploring themes of massacre, ethnic cleansing, and terrorism in the context of social uncertainty and crises in nation states. The unit also examines the production of victims, the new social and political imaginaries emerging around victimhood, and attempts to escape terror and achieve reconciliation. A range of sociological approaches to the topic are drawn on, including both theories of experiential description and structural explanation, and assessment will focus on exploration of a case study of the student’s choice.

Assessment

1 x 1200 word preparatory research essay (30%), 1 x 2500 word essay (50%), ongoing preparation and engagement (800 word equivalence) (20%)

Timetable

Start Date: 28 Nov 2016     End Date: 16 Dec 2016

Lectures:

  • Mon 28th - Wed 30th Nov 2016: 10:00-13:00 hrs

  • Wed 7th - Fri 9th Dec 2016: 10:00-13:00 hrs

  • Wed 14th - Fri 16th Dec 2016: 10:00-13:00 hrs

Tutorials:

  • Mon 28th - Wed 30th Nov 2016: 15:00-16:00 hrs

  • Wed 7th - Fri 9th Dec 2016: 15:00-16:00 hrs

  • Wed 14th - Fri 16th Dec 2016: 15:00-16:00 hrs

Location:

Eastern Avenue 403

Texts

None