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Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Everyday Life

Undergraduate | MAQ-SOCX1010 | 2024

Previously MAQ-SOCX180

Put everyday life's social interactions under a microscope. Take your studies to shopping centres and family homes. Theorise about the meaning of everyday life. Scrutinise how people’s actions can reveal who they are and highlight social forces at play.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Everyday Life

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. demonstrate awareness of the history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life.
    2. demonstrate a broad understanding of how the ‘sociological imagination’ can be applied to our every lives.
    3. demonstrate the ability to summarise and apply important readings in sociology and the sociology of everyday life.
    4. demonstrate an awareness of a range of research skills, such as ethnography and visual analysis, used to carry out research in the area of the sociology of everyday life.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

one of

  • MUR-BAR100 (Not currently available)

  • MUR-ISU110 (Not currently available)

  • MUR-ISU103 (Not currently available)

  • MUR-ISU111 (Not currently available)

Equivalent subjects

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

  • MAQ-SGYX120 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-SGY120 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-SOCX180 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) SGYX120, SOC180, SOCX180
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
SOCI1010 Sociology of Everyday Life

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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