SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNITIES

SOC3COM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

To sociologists, the idea of communities is one of the most basic and fundamental concepts. This subject examines communities sociologically from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives so that the insights generated will be relevant to students across a number of applied disciplines. Topics covered include sustainability of rural communities, how technologies (including digital) affect communities, and innovation and development issues in communities today. Teaching will be in a workshop format which will include lectures, discussions, short activities and team work.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC2COM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is also available to Shepparton students but is held at the Bendigo Campus.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunityPrescribed2nd ed 2010 or currentROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply a sociological perspective to local and global community issues

Activities:
Smaller and larger written assessments

02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in Sociology

Activities:
Smaller and larger written assessments, group presentation

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

Activities:
Smaller and larger written assessments, group presentation

04. Present a sustained written argument in Sociology

Activities:
Smaller and larger written assessments

05. Present an argument on an aspect of the sociology of communiites

Activities:
Smaller and larger written assessments, group presentation

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

Activities:
Smaller and larger written assessments

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

Activities:
Smaller and larger written assessments, group presentation and test

08. Work effectively in groups as a group member

Activities:
Group presentation

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 28
Six 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word written assignment25 02, 05, 03, 01
one 1,600-word written assessment45 02, 03, 01, 06, 04
one class test (700-word equivalent)15 07
one group presentation (700-word equivalent)15 08