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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 1009

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
011052

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To develop students' knowledge of the dynamics of Australian society and cultures, and an appreciation of the processes of continuity and change through the development of students' research and critical analysis capabilities.

Course content

Students will develop a broad understanding of the theories and methodologies relating to the study of Australian society and its culture. This will be achieved through investigating Australia’s geohistorical setting, the demography of the Australian population, cultural diversity, communities, work and the welfare state, social inequalities, rural and urban life, employment, the Australian family, tradition and authority, social structures and sanctions, sociological themes, approaches and concepts, culture and leisure, spirituality, religion and belief, popular culture and globalisation.

Textbook(s)

Holmes, D, Hughes, K & Julian, R 2015, Australian Sociology: A changing society, 4th, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forrest, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Learnonline site) 3 hours x 12 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
Digital presentation 2000 words or equivalent 40% N/A
Critical analysis 2500 words or equivalent 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Digital presentation 2000 words or equivalent 40% N/A
Critical analysis 2500 words or equivalent 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* 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 Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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