SOCIOLOGY OF RELATIONSHIPS

SOC2SOR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Relationships continue to be a central part of our everyday lives, but how are our relationships changing as a result of recent social, cultural,economic and technological transformations? In this subject, we explore the nature and dynamics of our most intimate relationships, both within and beyond the family.    How has globalisation transformed the culturally specific ways in which we partner, love and reproduce? What new forms of intimacies and families are being produced by new media and migration? Who is responsible for providing care to those who need it, such as children and the elderly? In exploring the answers to these questions, we pay particular attention to the themes of continuity and change in the structures, meanings and practices of relationships as they occur around the world. This provides students with an opportunity to develop their capacity for critical analysis and reflection on themes of gender, globalisation and intimacy. 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Has completed 30 credit points of first year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC2FAC, SOC3FAC, SOC3SOR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available to count towards a major in sociology or gender, sexuality and diversity studies

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the changes in relationships associated with late modernity

Activities:
Tutorials, essay, exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Critical Thinking
Teamwork

02. Apply theories of individualisation to understanding the self in late modernity

Activities:
Tutorials, essay, exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork

03. Apply theories of relationships in late modernity to understanding specific relationship contexts

Activities:
Tutorials, essay, exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial Assignments (800 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Online Assignments (1200 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03
2000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial Assignments (800 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Online Assignments (1200 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03
2000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial Assignments (800 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Online Assignments (1200 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03
2000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial Assignments (800 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Online Assignments (1200 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03
2000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial Assignments (800 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Online Assignments (1200 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03
2000 word research essay50 01, 02, 03