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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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsSOC2COM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed



Edition/Volume2nd ed



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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 community issues
02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in Sociology
03. Evaluate diverse positions/arguments regarding a relevant topic in Sociology
04. Present a sustained written argument in Sociology
05. Present an argument on an aspect of the sociology of communities
06. Produce a well researched response to a relevant topic in Sociology
07. Summarise research and arguments on a relevant topic in Sociology
08. Work effectively in groups as a group member

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