Critical Theory and Society

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for SOCIOL 301.


Critical theory seeks to understand the multiple contradictions of society and to offer roadmaps for progressive social change. This course explores foundational ideas in the tradition of critical theory and in contemporary critical thought. Critical theories are situated in the social and historical contexts from which they arise and are scrutinised for their relevance to contemporary struggles for social justice.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for SOCIOL 301.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Campbell Jones


A selection of readings will be made available via Canvas/Talis.


SOCIOL 301: 15 points


SOCIOL 200 or 30 points above Stage I in BA or Global Studies courses