Contemporary Social Theory

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονη Κοινωνική Θεωρία / Contemporary Social Theory
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAlexandros Kioupkiolis
Course ID100001067

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course425

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Comprehension and critical evaluation of key social and political theories of social construction. Development of analytical and argumentative skills in relevant topics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course examines the conceptual and exegetical innovations introduced by contemporary strands of social theory. More specifically, teaching and discussion focus on the social construction of reality, the theorization of social identities and the conditions of their constitution, the problematic of late modernity and post-modernity. Our approach to the themes under discussion seeks to bring out the political implications of contemporary social theory and its importance for the development of political theory and analysis.
social construction
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment983.6
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Αssessment of the extent and the depth of comprehension of the theories under consideration. Assessment of the ability to develop critical arguments on relevant topics.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Π. Μπέργκερ, Τ. Λούκμαν, Η κοινωνική κατασκευή της πραγματικότητας, Εκδόσεις Νήσος, Αθήνα, 2003. 2. P. Bourdieu, Η αίσθηση της πρακτικής, Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα, 2006.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Κ. Καστοριάδης, Οι ομιλίες στην Ελλάδα, Εκδόσεις Ύψιλον, Αθήνα, 1990. 2. J. Butler, Αναταραχή φύλου, Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα, 2009.
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