Introduction to Studies in Governmentality

Course code SOCA3000Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

One of the most influential frameworks in sociology and the social sciences in recent years has been that derived from Michel Foucault's on governmentality. The course is relevant to students studying sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations, philosophy and human geography among other areas.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThe course aims to provide an introduction to the studies of Michel Foucault with a focus on their sources, their development and their application to the study of power and governance in local and international contexts, such as social policy, criminology, security studies, biomedicine, and international governance.
ContentTopics:
Introduction to governmentality.
Governmentality as social science method.
Histories of mentalities of government.
Liberalism and neo-liberalism.
Government of the self and others.
Authoritarian government.
Biopolitics.
Sovereignty.
International governmentality.
Government of the social
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge10cps SOCA 1000 level courses or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling 1000-4500 words. 100%
Other: (please specify)Specific instructions about the weighting, timing and word limits of all assessment tasks will be found in the course outline available in the first two weeks of semester.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term