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Subject details

At the successful completion of this subject you should be able to:

  1. describe the basic principles of three sociological paradigms used to explain the social world;
  2. compare three sociological paradigms and explain their similarities and differences;
  3. analyse the importance of the "sociological imagination" in understanding the social world;
  4. apply sociological theory to an examination of social issues.
  • Topics
    • 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
    • Faith and Secularisation
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

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 CCJ18 Crime and Society.

  • Assignment 1 - Quiz (10%)
  • Assignment 2 - Reflective Task — Modules 1, 2 and 3 (90%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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