Courses & Units

Sociology: Experiencing Social Life HGA102

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Tutorials begin in the second week of semester.


Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological concepts and ideas with a focus on: power, deviance, ideology, social relations and globalisation. The unit provides students with (1) an understanding of sociological concepts, models and methods; and (2) an ability to apply these to processes in modern societies with special reference to Australia.


Unit name Sociology: Experiencing Social Life
Unit code HGA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Dr Ruby Grant

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 090301

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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following units:

  • MEXCL HGA100, HGE102, HGA138, HGA139, HGA135


Teaching Pattern

Internal: 2 hrs lectures and 1 tutorial weekly

Distance: Materials and study guide provided via MyLO, contact through discussion forums and through an on-campus study school


Internal: 500 word essay or equivalent (15%), 2,000 word essay (35%), tutorial participation (10%), final examination (40%)
Distance: 500 word essay or equivalent (15%), 2000 word essay (35%), discussion board participation (10%), final examination (40%)

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