Courses & Units

Australian Society HGA299

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Australian Society
Unit code HGA299
Credit Points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology & Criminology
Teaching Staff

Brendan Churchill

Level Intermediate
Available as Elective? Yes

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2014: $755.00 2014: $1,768.00 090301

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Summer: Internal delivery. Teaching dates: not applicable for 2015 (includes 1.5 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial daily)

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

Assessment

HGA299: (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%)
HGA399: (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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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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