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Area/Catalogue
SOCU 1003

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
006865

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 1 & 2)

Course aim

To introduce students to a sociologically critical understanding of society.

Course content

This course introduces the discipline of sociology by examining the historical formation of modern society and contemporary directions of social change. It provides students with valuable skills and knowledge to comprehend the fast-changing world in which we live. In particular it focuses on two types of social transformation: globalisation and post-industrialisation. Students will also become familiar with the nature of sociology, social divisions and the significance of popular culture.

Textbook(s)

Van Krieken, R, Habibis, D, Smith, P, Hutchins, B, Martin, G, and Maton, K, 2016, Sociology, 6th edn, Pearson , Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
online activity 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online) 3 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
External (Online) 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Research proposal 450 words 10% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Research proposal 450 words 10% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Research proposal 450 words 10% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Research proposal 450 words 10% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Research proposal 450 words 10% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Continuous assessment 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Comm, International Studies & Languages
School of Comm, International Studies & Languages

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