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.
This unit 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: inequality, difference, social and cultural institutions, crime and deviance. 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. This is a core unit in the Sociology major and introduces sociology. The focus of this unit is to develop your higher-level thinking by helping you to acquire the tools you need to develop a sociological imagination (including how reality is socially constructed) and the ability to develop a theoretical lens for seeing the world around you skills which lie at the heart of the Sociology major. This unit consolidates and develops your understanding of the central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. This unit also provides you with the initial skills and knowledges required for higher level studies in Sociology.
|Unit name||Sociology: Experiencing Social Life|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Ruby Grant|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||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.
- demonstrate an emerging sociological perspective and use of sociological concepts to understand contemporary life
- explain the main sociological traditions and their application to contemporary issues
- demonstrate knowledge of the relevance of sociology to contemporary australian society
- communicate your ideas in written and verbal form.
|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:HGE102 AND HGA135 AND HGA100 AND HGA139
|Assessment||Test or quiz (15%)|Examination - take home (40%)|Presentation (individual or group) (10%)|Essay (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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