SOCL3029A - Class, Power and Economic Relations
This course explores the relationship between the ‘structural logic’ of capitalism and working class subjectivity through an interrogation of different theoretical approaches to, and experiences of, work and working class struggles from the beginning of capitalist development to its current phase. Time is also dedicated towards understanding the concepts of race, class and gender in relation to the organisation of the labour process, divisions of labour, and working class.
SOCL3008A - Researching Social Life
This course introduces students to the various research methods used in the social sciences and teaches students to do social research using practical methods. In addition to a programme of lectures and small group discussions, students operationalise their research skills in their own independent research projects.
SOCL3002A - Culture, Identity and Power III
This course is an analysis of the various theories of social power offered by contemporary theorists. The course investigates the manner in which power is articulated in several important dimensions of society, including culture, racial and ethnic identity, religion and gender. Historical and contemporary case studies are used to analyse the interaction between these dimensions of social life.
SOCL3003A - Demography and Development III
This course equips students with a good sociological understanding of the place of demography in the process of socio-economic development. Students are exposed to ways in which demographic techniques may be applied to planning in a variety of substantive areas in the public and private sectors.
SOCL3016A - Sociology of Africa III
This course examines colonial and postcolonial southern Africa from a sociological perspective, using country case studies and thematic analyses to explore imperialism, capitalism, economic policy and development, class structure, rural social relations, political reform, and labour movements and industrial relations in the region. It provides a basis for students interested in development issues, regional political economy and labour and industrial issues.
SOCL3026A - Contemporary Social Issues III
This course addresses selected topics in sociology, including amongst others gender, race, ethnicity, class, urban and rural sociology, the environment, education, state formation and civil society. It provides a sociological understanding of these issues by means of engagement with both classical and dynamic contemporary social theory produced internationally and in the region.