Core unit for Sociology major
SAMS is a core unit for students completing a sociology major. It provides students with an understanding of the theoretical models and concepts developed by sociologists to explain the major social transformations of Western industrial democracies from the end of the 18th century to the present. The unit outlines the general patterns of social change, focusing on concepts and theoretical accounts offered by key social theorists. Throughout the unit students are provided with an opportunity to apply sociological concepts and theories to events and processes in contemporary (advanced) Western democracies.
|Unit name||Sociological Analysis of Modern Society|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Keith Jacobs (Hobart) and Vaughan Higgins (Launceston/Distance)
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2019: $820.00||2019: $2,037.00||090301|
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HGA101 or HGA102 or HGA138
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On campus (Hobart): Weekly lectures (2 hours); Fortnightly tutorials (1 hour).
On campus: Theoretical application task (500 words; 10%), Essay (2,000 words; 40%), Final exam (2 hours; 40%), Tutorial/seminar participation (10%)
Off campus: Theoretical application task (500 words; 10%), Essay (2,000 words; 40%), Final exam (2 hours; 40%), Discussion board participation (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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