SPECIAL NOTE: Unit taught at the Tasmania Police Academy as part of the BSocSci(Police Studies) Degree, In-service pathway.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW 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).
DESCRIPTION This unit introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists and criminologists to study society. It explains how sociological and criminological thinking challenges and extends common sense understanding of thesocial world. It provides the conceptual framework for explaining and interpreting both contemporary social transformations and every day social experiences. The unit provides students with (1) an understanding of sociological and criminological concepts, models and methods; and (2) an ability to apply these processes in modern society with a focus on power, deviance, crime, social order and social control.
ASSESSMENT: 500 word written assignment (15%) 2000 word written assignment (40%) 2 hour end of semester exam (45%)
TEACHING PATTERN: 39 contact hours
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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.