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||Professor Douglas Ezzy|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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
|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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HGE101 AND HGA100 AND HGA139 AND HGA135
1x Weekly Lecture, 1x Weekly Tutorial (on-campus) / Online Discussion (off-campus)
|Assessment||Online quiz (15%)|Final exam (40%)|Tutorial activities (10%)|Essay (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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