Courses & Units

Introduction to Sociology and Criminology HSP110


This unit is only available to Tasmania Police recruits/professionals.


This unit introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists and criminologists to study society. It explains how sociological and criminological thinking challenges and extends common sense understanding of thesocial world. It provides the conceptual framework for explaining and interpreting both contemporary social transformations and every day social experiences. The unit provides students with (1) an understanding of sociological and criminological concepts, models and methods; and (2) an ability to apply these processes in modern society with a focus on power, deviance, crime, social order and social control.


Unit name Introduction to Sociology and Criminology
Unit code HSP110
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Assoc Prof Roberta Julian

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


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

  • HGA101, HGA102, HSG108.


Teaching Pattern

39 contact hours


500 word written assignment (15%) 2000 word written assignment (40%) 2 hour end of semester exam (45%)

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