INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SOC1SAC

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the study of contemporary society, how and why we live the way we do in the world today. Students explore the distinctiveness of a sociological way of viewing the world through the diverse theories and methods of investigation that sociology commonly uses. This is followed by an examination of the changing nature of modern society focusing on issues including social inequality, cultural diversity and climate change.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarcus Maloney

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. Core subject in the Bachelor of Social Sciences.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSociology in today's worldRecommendedFurze, B, Savy, P, Brym, R and Lie, J 20122ND END, CENGAGE

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcus Maloney

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word essay40
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word essay40
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcus Maloney

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word essay40
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35

Mildura, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcus Maloney

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word essay40
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Jo Fortuna

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word essay40
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35