Courses & Units

Advanced Theory in Criminology and Sociology HGA462

Introduction

This unit provides you with an advanced understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical approaches in criminology or sociology. The unit offers an overview of contemporary and cutting-edge perspectives in these discipline areas. Throughout the unit you are provided with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to a range of issues, events and processes and to deepen your ability to think, analyse and communicate critically.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Theory in Criminology and Sociology
Unit code HGA462
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Professor Vaughan Higgins
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse key criminological or sociological perspectives, theories and concepts.
  • Apply criminological or sociological ideas and perspectives to substantive topics, and contemporary issues and debates.
  • Articulate your own position on major debates about criminal justice or social issues in Australia and internationally.
  • Communicate ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats, and in conformity with discipline standards.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

North and North West On Campus students will participate in a video conference with their peers and Teaching staff in Hobart.

AssessmentShort answer questions (30%)|Seminar presentation (20%)|Major essay (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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