SOCIOLOGY OF RELATIONSHIPS

SOC2SOR

2015

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 the social, cultural, economic and technological transformations in late modernity? In this subject, we explore the nature and dynamics of our relationships with our selves and others. We use the work of contemporary social theorists, including Anthony Giddens, Zygmunt Bauman, Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim and Pierre Bourdieu, to explore a range of sites of intimacy and contestation, including: romantic love; distance and online relationships; families; friendships; cohabitation; and pets. We pay particular attention to the themes of continuity and change discussed in much contemporary sociology, and students will develop their capacity for critical analysis and reflection on wide-ranging and diverse issues to do with relationships and selfhood.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

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

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

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

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

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

04. Compare the main theoretical approaches to understanding changes in relationships in late modernity

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

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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*
One 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 01
One 2000-word essay50 03, 04, 01, 02
One online assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 01

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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*
One 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 01
One 2000-word essay50 03, 04, 01, 02
One online assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 01

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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*
One 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 01
One 2000-word essay50 03, 04, 01, 02
One online assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 01

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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*
One 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 01
One 2000-word essay50 03, 04, 01, 02
One online assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 01

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

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*
One 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 02, 03, 01
One 2000-word essay50 03, 04, 01, 02
One online assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 01