THEORY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

SOC2TCS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What is modernity, and how do we understand it? What are the major factors of change in our world, and how do we cope with them? How do we find meaning; how do we make sense of our lives? These issues were first raised in the founding works of modern sociology and continue to haunt us today. We will canvas major contemporary thinkers, themes, and texts as we looking at living with our differences in our cultures and look at some of the critical concepts in our sociological toolbox for making a difference to our understanding of our own lives and of our society.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year sociology subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval. This is a core subject at second year level for a sociology major at Melbourne and Bendigo

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSuicideRecommendedDurkheim, E 1970ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsThe Communist ManifestoRecommendedMarx, K and Engels, FANY EDITION
ReadingsThe Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalismRecommendedWeber, MANY EDN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply a sociological perspective to local and global issues

Activities:
Group work Blogs and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in sociology

Activities:
Group work blogs and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

03. Evaluate diverse arguments regarding a relevant topic in Sociology

Activities:
Online concept discussions, group work blogs and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Present a complex written argument in Sociology

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

05. Produce a well-researched response to a relevant topic in sociology

Activities:
Group work blog and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Online concept discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture 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*
Essay - 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
5 concept online discussions - 100 words each= 500 words total20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2 group blog presentations in class and online = 1500 words total (750 words each)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture 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*
Essay - 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
5 concept online discussions - 100 words each= 500 words total20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2 group blog presentations in class and online = 1500 words total (750 words each)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay - 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
5 concept online discussions - 100 words each= 500 words total20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2 group blog presentations in class and online = 1500 words total (750 words each)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture 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*
Essay - 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
5 concept online discussions - 100 words each= 500 words total20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2 group blog presentations in class and online = 1500 words total (750 words each)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLucinda Aberdeen

Class requirements

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.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay - 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
5 concept online discussions - 100 words each= 500 words total20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
2 group blog presentations in class and online = 1500 words total (750 words each)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06