SOCIETY AND CULTURE: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SOC1SAC

2020

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline


Rapid social and cultural change are now an inevitable part of everyday life, affecting individuals and societies alike. But how do we make sense of these changes? What causes them, and what are their effects on societies in Australia and globally? And why do some things never seem to change, such as poverty, racism and exclusion? In this subject, students are introduced to the systematic study of society. They are provided with theories and methods that offer new ways of challenging common-sense understandings of modern societies and cultures, so that they can look past the 'spin' to find and assess the facts that shape their daily lives. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. This entails a deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world; being able to recognize and act across cultures and boundaries; and working with diverse communities.






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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a sociological understanding of social relationships and institutions, patterns of social diversity and inequality, and the processes that underpin social change and stability

Activities:
Online Learning Modules Tutorials 500 Word Essay 1500 Word Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Evaluate diverse sociological evidence, positions and arguments

Activities:
Online Learning Modules Tutorials Tutorial Assignments 1500 Word Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Adapt sociological theories, concepts and evidence to analysis of local and global issues

Activities:
Online Learning Modules Tutorials Online Exams, Tutorial Assignments, 500 Word Essay 1500 Word Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically review, analyse, summarise and synthesise sociological scholarship including quantitative and qualitative data

Activities:
Online Learning Modules Tutorials Online Exams Tutorial Assignments 1500 Word Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There will be ten tutorials during the semest"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There will be ten tutorials during the semest"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There will be ten tutorials during the semest"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There will be ten tutorials during the semest"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There will be ten tutorials during the semest"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 500-word Essay10 01, 02, 04
Online Multiple Choice Exams (1,000-word equivalent)25 03, 04
Tutorial Assignments (1000 word equivalent)Tutorial assignments will require participation in a small group in class.25 02, 03, 04
One 1500-word Essay40 01, 02, 03, 04