Courses & Units

Sociology B HGA102

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Tutorials begin in the second week of semester.


Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological concepts and ideas with a focus on: inequality, difference, social and cultural institutions, crime and deviance. The unit provides students with (1) an understanding of sociological concepts, models and methods; and (2) an ability to apply these to processes in modern societies with special reference to Australia.


Unit name Sociology B
Unit code HGA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Dr Emily Hansen (Hobart); Susan Banks (Launceston and Off-campus); Merete Schmidt (Cradle Coast)

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HGA100, HGE102, HGA139, HGA135


Teaching Pattern

On-campus: Weekly 2 hour lectures (or equivalent); weekly 1 hour tutorials (starting from week 2)

Off-campus: Weekly 2 hour lectures (or equivalent; live-broadcast and recorded) and weekly discussion forums


On-campus: Quiz (15%), 2,000 word essay (35%), tutorial participation (10%), final exam (40%)
Off-campus: Quiz (15%), 2000 word essay (35%), discussion board participation (10%), final exam (40%)

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