* 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).
Sociology A introduces students to the key elements of the sociological perspective, including its central terms, concepts and ideas. Through a focus on social theory, empirical data and critical thinking, this introductory unit demonstrates how a sociological approach extends our understandings of the contemporary social world. It provides the conceptual framework for explaining both social change and continuity. It highlights the way that people's everyday experiences are shaped by their position in the social structure. Most importantly, it demonstrates the usefulness of a discipline that is dedicated to understanding change at local, national and global levels. This is achieved by addressing five questions:
* What is sociology?
* When and why did sociology emerge?
* How can we explain human sameness, as well as social difference and conflict?
* How have societies changed - and where are they headed?
* How do people experience key components of society in their everyday lives?
At the end of the unit students should understand how the study of sociology helps to inform a changing world as well as the challenges that confront them in the future.
Internal: 500 word assignment (15%), 2,000 word assignment (35%), tutorial participation (10%), 2hr exam (40%)
Distance: 500 word assignment (20%), 2,000 word assignment (40%), 2hr exam (40%)
Internal: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial weekly
Distance: Instructional package and weekend study schools
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Web dependent - L,W,I,N Some parts of this unit will be taught online
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.