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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 1052

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
105845

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To introduce students to basic skills and concepts utilised in the social sciences.

Course content

This course provides an overview of the discipline of sociology in an Australian context. The course examines the nature of inequality along the lines of class, gender, race and ethnicity as well as social institutions such as the state, family and marriage, education and healthcare in Australia. The course also considers the impact of the technological changes on Australian society and as well as the contemporary environmental problems that we are facing.

Textbook(s)

Henslin, J. M., Possamai, A., & Possamai-Inesedy, A. 2011, Sociology. A down-to-earth approach (https://pearson.com.au/9781488611483), First, Pearson Australia, NSW Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture (1 lecture will be delivered by a guest lecturer) 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Online (Virtual Lecture - appropriate for students who are unable to attend the internal lecture) 1 hour x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Podcasts of lectures) 1 hour x 13 weeks
Online (Online learning support activities) 2 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, CITY WEST
Reflective journal 750 words 20% N/A
Presentation 1500 words 35% N/A
Essay 2000 words 35% N/A
Participation and Attendance N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Reflective journal 750 words 20% N/A
Presentation 1500 words 35% N/A
Essay 2000 words 35% N/A
Participation and Attendance N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Reflective journal 750 words 20% N/A
Presentation 1500 words 35% N/A
Essay 2000 words 35% N/A
Participation and Attendance N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Reflective journal 750 words 20% N/A
Essay 2000 words 35% N/A
Participation and Attendance N/A 10% N/A
External Poster Presentation 1500 words 35% NA

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
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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
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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

UniSA Education Futures

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