INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SOC1SAC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the sociology of contemporary society. We examine how and why we live the way we do in the world today, with particular attention to issues of inequality, cultural diversity, and social change. We consider the distinctiveness of a sociological way of viewing the world, and explore how its diverse theories and methods of investigation help us to better understand and respond to important issues, including the impact of larger global contexts on everyday life, and the capacity for individuals and groups to make a difference in the future.

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. Core subject in the Bachelor of Social Sciences.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply a sociological perspective to local and global issues

Activities:
All assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in Sociology

Activities:
All assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Evaluate diverse positions and arguments regarding a relevant topic in Sociology

Activities:
All assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Present a brief and persuasive argument in Sociology

Activities:
Essay, tutorial assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

05. Present a sustained written complex argument in Sociology

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

06. Produce a relevant well researched response to a topic in Sociology

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

07. Summarise research and relevant arguments on a topic in Sociology

Activities:
Essay, tutorial assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

08. Work effectively in groups as a group member and/or leader

Activities:
Tutorial assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

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% ILO*
one 1,500-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 07, 08

Bendigo, 2015, 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% ILO*
one 1,500-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

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% ILO*
one 1,500-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 07, 08

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

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% ILO*
one 1,500-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 07, 08

Shepparton, 2015, 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% ILO*
one 1,500-word essay40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
online multiple choice tests (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
tutorial assignments(1,500-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 07, 08