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Self, Culture and Society 2

We are no longer admitting high school students to the 2018 Summer Session. Visiting undergraduate students are welcome to apply.

The second course in this sequence focuses on the relations between culture, social life, and the individual subject. On the basis of readings from Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Durkheim, Tzvetan Todorov and Michel Foucault we investigate how society and culture construct and deploy systems of meaning and order, particularly in situations of political empowerment and subjugation.

Course Code

SOSC 12200




UChicago Undergraduates
Visiting Undergraduates


Social Sciences

Class Day(s)

Tues Wed Thurs

Class Start Time


Class End Time


Primary Instructor

Ralph Austen


Session II

Start Date

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  • Students who apply will be admitted using rolling admission and require a $50 application fee. 
  • The Summer Session application deadline is May 1, 2018. Students may apply after this deadline, but will be required to pay an additional $100 rush processing fee.
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 9 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
  • Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.

Additional Details

  • Prerequisite: SOSC 12100.
  • Enrollment is limited to 19.

Cost & Aid

Tuition is $4,400 per course. (Full-time registration is two courses taken during the same session.)
Additional fees apply; housing and dining costs not included.

Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.