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?
|Unit name||Sociology: Understanding the Social World|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Nicholas Hookway|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the sociological perspective and key sociological theories, research methods and empirical findings
- Define key sociological concepts
- Apply the sociological perspective, key sociological concepts, theories and empirical data to explain elements of contemporary Australian society
- Communicate your ideas in a range of written forms.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HGE101 AND HGA100 AND HGA139 AND HGA135
1x 1.5hour Weekly Lecture, 1x 2hour Weekly Tutorial/workshop (on-campus)
1x 1.5hour Weekly Lecture, 1x 1.5hour Online Discussion (off-campus)
|Assessment||Online quizzes (15%)|Participation (15%)|Essay (35%)|Take home exam (35%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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