SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNITIES

SOC3COM

2016

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.

Learning resources

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, 2016, 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