CULTURE, MEANING AND SOCIAL LIFE

SOC3SOC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What is culture? How do individuals and societies make meaning? Does culture shape social life or does social life shape culture? In this subject students are introduced to sociological engagements with culture. Our central concern is with culture as meaning-making. We begin by considering sociological analyses of cultural forms, such as art, literature, music and television, and we examine cultural production and consumption in the digital age. We then turn to cultural perspectives on meaning-making as embedded in every aspect of social life. Through close up study of a range of topics, such as happiness, trauma, memory and love, we look at meaning as the central driving force for individuals and for societies more broadly.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatie Wright

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline quizzes, assignment/s and research essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completed 60 credit points Level 2 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsSOC2SOC

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. Understand theories and arguments in cultural sociology
02. Critically evaluate theories and arguments in cultural sociology
03. Display reflective thinking on the nature and role of culture and demonstrate a capacity to apply sociological concepts to everyday life
04. Present a complex sustained written argument in cultural sociology

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Wright

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Please schedule workshops simultaneously in the regional campuses.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (800 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment/s (1000 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Please schedule workshops simultaneously in the regional campuses.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (800 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment/s (1000 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Wright

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Please schedule workshops simultaneously in the regional campuses.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (800 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment/s (1000 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Wright

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Please schedule workshops simultaneously in the regional campuses.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (800 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment/s (1000 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatie Wright

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Please schedule workshops simultaneously in the regional campuses.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes (800 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment/s (1000 word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4