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|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Merete Schmidt|Doctor Susan Banks|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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|
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- Explain sociological perspectives on the structure and function of contemporary societies.
- Analyse social inequalities using a range of sociological approaches.
- Apply sociological concepts and theory to contemporary social issues and challenges.
- Communicate sociological ideas clearly in written and/or 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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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:HGE102 AND HGA135 AND HGA100 AND HGA139
|Assessment||Test or quiz (15%)|Examination - take home (40%)|Presentation (individual or group) (10%)|Essay (35%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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