Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
Tutorials begin in the second week of semester.
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?
At the end of the unit students will understand how sociology informs a clearer perspective on our globally diverse and complex world and how this knowledge helps us to critically address and solve emerging tensions and problems.
|Unit name||Sociology: Understanding the Social World|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Professor Douglas Ezzy
Professor Douglas Ezzy (Hobart), Dr. Nick Hookway (Launceston/Crade Coast/Distance)
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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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.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HGA100, HGE101, HGA139, HGA135
On campus: 2 lectures weekly (or equivalent); 1 hour tutorials (starting from week 2).
Off-campus: 2 lectures weekly (or equivalent; live-broadcast and recorded); weekly online discussion forums; 2 online study schools.
Task 1: Online quiz, 15 questions in 20 minutes (15%)
Task 2: Final exam, 2 hours (40%)
Task 3: Tutorial activities (10%)
Task 4: Essay, 2000 words (35%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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