Courses & Units

Understanding Contemporary Societies HGA422

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

To enrol in this unit, students must meet honours/postgraduate course entry requirements (for example completion of a 300 credit point undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline).

Introduction

This unit will provide students with an advanced understanding of contemporary sociological theory. It examines the major concepts, social theories and debates developed by key, influential social theorists about the nature of contemporary social formations. Topics covered may include gender, culture, globalization and identity. Throughout the unit students are provided with the opportunity to (i) apply sociological models and concepts to events and processes in contemporary society and (ii) to deepen their ability to think and analyse critically.

Summary

Unit name Understanding Contemporary Societies
Unit code HGA422
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Bruce Tranter

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hour fortnightly seminar

Assessment

4,000 word assignment (100%)

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Flexible Study Options

Textbooks

Required

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

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