Sociology of Everyday Life - 2018

This unit contains mature content including Nudity and Sex / Sexual References and may not be suitable for some students.
Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Unit summary

SOCX180

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Availability for 2018: Sem2
  • Assessment: Essay 1 - Reflection Essay (25%) , Essay 2 - Everyday Life Essay (25%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

or
2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 809.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,059.00

In this unit you are introduced to the analysis of everyday situations such as the home, the street, work, shopping, community, neighbourhoods, and various sites of leisure and entertainment. We also reveal and scrutinize the many tools and props that we use to negotiate these everyday activities (eg, clothes, mobile phones, automobiles, computers, furnishings etc) and explore the hidden social forces that shape our lives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. be aware of the role of history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life
  2. have developed a broad understanding of how the 'sociological imagination' can be applied to our everyday lives
  3. be able to read, summarise and apply basic works in sociology and the sociology of everyday life
  4. be aware of a range of research skills, such as ethnomethodology, semiotics, taste mapping and visual analysis used to carry out research in the area of the sociology of everyday life
  5. have developed a range of generic skills useful in tertiary education and in vocational settings.
  • Essay 1 — Reflection Essay (25%)
  • Essay 2 — Everyday Life Essay (25%)
  • Participation — Tutorial Participation (20%)
  • Quiz — Online Quiz (30%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SGYX120 — Sociology of Everyday Life (Previously SGY120)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Life in Day
2Making Something out of Nothing?
3The Meaning of Everyday Life
4Theorising the Mundane
5Researching Everyday
6Gender and The Body
7Social Class
8Everyday Thing
9Eating and Food
10Urban Life
11Everyday Multicultralism
12Everyday Spaces

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Enquire online

Need to ask a question that's best put down in words?
Make an online enquiry.

Enquire now

Ready to enrol?

Start studying this unit now.

or

Got a question?

Get an answer from one of our friendly Student Advisors.