Courses & Units

Australian Society HGA399



Actual Dates:  7 November 2016 to 18 November 2016


Uses a number of sociological concepts, such as (post)industrial society, democracy, individualism and modernity, as tools for understanding the changing character of Australian society. These tools are used to interpret new developments in such topical areas as class and work, citizenship and social movements, social identity and community, consumerism and globalisation. In analysing these key thematic areas, there will be an emphasis on the divergent ways in which social groups react to changing social conditions. Core aims of the unit are to teach the skills involved in using sociological concepts to make sense of social trends in Australian society, and in applying social data to assess the accuracy of sociological predictions about the direction of social change.


Unit name Australian Society
Unit code HGA399
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Brendan Churchill

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 5 Week Session Nov Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Intensive Session Jan B Off-Campus International Domestic


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2015.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Nov 7/11/2016 14/11/2016 23/11/2016 9/12/2016
Intensive Session Jan B 11/1/2016 15/1/2016 21/1/2016 30/1/2016



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 090301

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25 points at 100 level from any discipline


Teaching Pattern

Web-based delivery across two weeks.   Material will be uploaded to MyLO at the start of each week


Intermediate Level:
(1) On-line discussion questions and participation totaling 750-words over unit duration (30%); (2) 500-word Case Study (30%); (3) 2,000-word Essay (40%)
Advanced Level:
(1) On-line discussion questions and participation totaling 750-words over unit duration (30%); (2) 500-word Case Study (30%); (3) 2,500-word Essay (40%)

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