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).
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.
|Unit name||Understanding Contemporary Societies|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2018: $805.00||2018: $1,969.00||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.
2 hour fortnightly seminar
4,000 word assignment (100%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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