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ATS1366

Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Sociology

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Dharmalingam Arunachalam

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit is the second in the first year introductory sociology sequence, building on the skills and knowledge developed in first semester. It introduces students to three important areas of sociological research and theoretical endeavour. These may include topics such as: sexuality and gender, popular culture through an examination of mass media; class and social inequality; poverty and social exclusion; population and society; and family.

Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of social relationships and institutions; patterns of social diversity and inequality; and processes that underpin social change and stability;
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply sociological theories, concepts and evidence to sociological questions;
  3. Demonstrate an ability to develop arguments by using evidence, evaluating competing explanations, and drawing conclusions.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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