Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart
Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
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?
|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 student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|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|
* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HGE101 AND HGA100 AND HGA139 AND HGA135
|Assessment||Test or quiz (15%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Attendance (10%)|Abstract (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Required||Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.||Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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