Courses & Units

Sociology A HGA101

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

Tutorials begin in the second week of semester.

Introduction

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology A we introduce students to the key elements of sociology including its central ideas, concepts and achievements. In doing so we provide you with a new perspective on how your experiences and world are shaped. It will sharpen your focus and skills through social theory, critical thinking and a grasp of relevant data.

We do this by addressing five questions:

  • What is sociology?
  • When, why and how did sociology emerge as a new perspective on change?
  • How can we explain human sameness, as well as social difference and conflict?
  • How do societies change - and where are they headed?
  • How do people experience key components of society in their everyday lives?

At the end of the unit students will understand how sociology informs a clearer perspective on our globally diverse and complex world and how this knowledge helps us to critically address and solve emerging tensions and problems.

Summary

Unit name Sociology A
Unit code HGA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Douglas Ezzy (Hobart), Nick Hookway (Launceston/distance) and Merete Schmidt (Cradle Coast)

Teaching staff

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

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.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HGA100, HGE101, HGA139, HGA135

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Off-campus: 2 lectures weekly (or equivalent; live-broadcast and recorded); weekly online discussion forums; 2 online study schools.

Assessment

On-campus: 500 word essay or equivalent (15%), 2,000 word essay (35%), tutorial participation (10%), Final examination (40%)

Off-campus: 500 word essay or equivalent (15%), 2,000 word essay (35%), reflective writing (10%) Final examination (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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Recommended

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