2018 Winter School Subject List

Sociology of Terror (SCLG2623) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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

(1) Mr Jeremy Simpson  - jsim9083@uni.sydney.edu.au

(1) Mr Jeremy Simpson  - jsim9083@uni.sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 25 Jan 2018 
Capacity: 50 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisites - 

    12 Junior Credit Points from Sociology

  2. Prohibitions - 

    SCLG2529, SCLG2010


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.


1 x 1500wd essay (30%), 1 x 3000wd essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%)


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 25 Jan 2018

UPDATED TIMETABLE - Lectures & Tutorials

All Lectures are 10:00 - 13:00 and All Tutorials are 15:00 - 16:00

Mon 8th Jan

Tue 9th & 23rd Jan

Wed 10th, 17th & 24th Jan

Thu 18th & 25th Jan

Fri 19th Jan


Lectures & Tutorials: Teachers College Lecture Room 215