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Understanding the Social World
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- 06 Nov 2023
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At the successful completion of this subject you should be able to:
- describe the basic principles of three sociological paradigms used to explain the social world;
- compare three sociological paradigms and explain their similarities and differences;
- analyse the importance of the "sociological imagination" in understanding the social world;
- apply sociological theory to an examination of social issues.
- Sociological Imagination
- Sociological Paradigms
- Sociological Research
- Society and Culture
- Race and Ethnicity
- Class and Social Stratification
- Sex, Gender and Sexuality
- Youth and Adulthood
- Education and Employment
- Family and Relationships
- Crime, Justice and Deviance
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- GRF-CCJ108-Social Problems - (In)equality and (In)justice
- GRF-SGY14-Understanding the Social World (No longer available)
- GRF-CCJ18-Understanding Social Problems (No longer available)
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as Introduction to Sociology.
This subject introduces students to the social sciences in a fresh local context, both in terms of the theories social scientists use to explain Australian society and the way in which those theories have an impact on social life.
Note: This subject is considered to be academically equivalent to CCJ108 Social Problems - (In)equality and (In)justice and CCJ18 Crime and Society.
- Quiz (10%)
- Reflective Task — Modules 1, 2 and 3 (90%)
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