SOCIETY AND CULTURE: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SOC1SAC

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

Who are we? Why do we live our lives in this way? Sociology is a way of thinking about the world that challenges common sense understandings about modern societies and cultures. Why does social inequality exist? Where do people find meaning in their lives? How does social change occur? In this subject, students are introduced to theories and methods that offer new ways of developing the answers to these and other questions. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential, which entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize and act across cultures and boundaries, and to work with diverse communities.







SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at first year for sociology major at Melbourne, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a sociological understanding of social relationships and institutions, patterns of social diversity and inequality, and the processes that underpin social change and stability

Activities:
Essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Evaluate diverse sociological evidence, positions and arguments

Activities:
Tutorial Assignments, Essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Adapt sociological theories, concepts and evidence to analysis of local and global issues

Activities:
Online Tests, Tutorial Assignments, Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Critically review, analyse, summarise and synthesise sociological scholarship including quantitative and qualitative data

Activities:
Online Tests, Tutorial Assignments, Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 21
One 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 21
One 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 21
One 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigette Glossop

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 21
One 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 21
One 1.5 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04