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Introduction to Sociology

Examine the elements that define modern society, including religion, consumerism, identity, youth, globalisation, gender, and politics. Delve into Australian attitudes and investigate the local take on global issues. Understand how the media and society interact.

Combine theoretical understanding with a practical approach, and learn about conducting research and face-to-face interviews. Develop skills in project management, research, communication and critical thought.

Studying sociology can form a basis for careers in the public sector, policy, the legal system, community development, the not-for-profit sector and consulting.

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Sociology highlights

  • Explore the key aspects of everyday life.
  • Investigate issues of identity, youth and politics.
  • Discover what defines modern societies.

Sociology specialisations

  • Learn new research techniques.
  • Analyse case studies.
  • Explore local and global issues.

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