MAKING SENSE OF MODERN SOCIAL LIFE

SOC2TCS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do we make sense of modern societies? What is distinctive about the times we are living through? How does broad social change impact on our everyday lives? In this subject we consider some of the most ground-breaking explanations of the modern social world, including theories about capitalism, class, gender, race, consumerism, power, exclusion and community. This subject works its way from 'classical' social theories, that attempted to make sense of the massive changes brought about by industrialisation, through to contemporary theories about life in 'liquid modernity' or 'postmodernity.' Thinking sociologically goes beyond an attempt to understand societies as they currently exist, it also invites us to imagine 'alternative futures.' This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affect economic, social, political and cultural systems - now and in the future.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesConcept Analysis, Blog (including presentation element), Essay, Readings and lecture quizzes, Workshop activities.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of level 1 Sociology subjects60 credit points of level 1 subjects Or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply a sociological perspective to local and global issues, considering the implications for economic, social, political and cultural systems
02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in sociology
03. Evaluate diverse arguments regarding a relevant topic in Sociology
04. Produce a well-researched and complex written argument relevant to a topic in Sociology
05. Articulate and evaluate orally key sociological concepts and debates

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Presentation and written submission (1200 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay (1600 words equivalent)Information on marking criteria will be made available on LMS

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online activities (1200 words equivalent)Further information on assessment details provided on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Presentation and written submission (1200 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay (1600 words equivalent)Information on marking criteria will be made available on LMS

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online activities (1200 words equivalent)Further information on assessment details provided on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Presentation and written submission (1200 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay (1600 words equivalent)Information on marking criteria will be made available on LMS

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online activities (1200 words equivalent)Further information on assessment details provided on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Presentation and written submission (1200 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay (1600 words equivalent)Information on marking criteria will be made available on LMS

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online activities (1200 words equivalent)Further information on assessment details provided on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Presentation and written submission (1200 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Research Essay (1600 words equivalent)Information on marking criteria will be made available on LMS

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online activities (1200 words equivalent)Further information on assessment details provided on LMS

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3