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SLCS4501: Area Studies and Social Theory

2024 unit information

This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture within a broad Area Studies framework. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual approaches and frameworks and enables the acquisition of the theoretical skills required to complete an extended research project at a methodologically sophisticated level.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Languages and Cultures

Code SLCS4501
Academic unit Languages and Cultures
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Analyse theoretical arguments and demonstrate their application across different disciplines, languages and cultures
  • LO2. Critically evaluate the works of important scholars in the relevant fields
  • LO3. Apply appropriate professional and ethical standards to academic research and inquiry
  • LO4. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in written and oral form by using appropriate presentation techniques
  • LO5. Demonstrate the capability to construct and defend valid arguments employing a range of methods

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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