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Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Everyday Life
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.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- demonstrate awareness of the history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life.
- demonstrate a broad understanding of how the ‘sociological imagination’ can be applied to our every lives.
- demonstrate the ability to summarise and apply important readings in sociology and the sociology of everyday life.
- 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.
- Life in Day
- Making Something out of Nothing?
- The Meaning of Everyday Life
- Theorising the Mundane
- Researching Everyday
- Gender and The Body
- Social Class
- Everyday Thing
- Eating and Food
- Urban Life
- Everyday Multicultralism
- Everyday Spaces
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-Sociology of Everyday Life (No longer available)
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- MUR-BAR100-Academic Learning Skills (No longer available)
- MUR-ISU110 (Not currently available)
- MUR-ISU103 (Not currently available)
- MUR-ISU111 (Not currently available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) SGYX120, SOC180, SOCX180 NCCW (2020 and onwards) SOCI1010 Sociology of Everyday Life
- 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
In this subject 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 scrutinise the many tools and props that we use to negotiate these everyday activities (e.g., clothes, mobile phones, automobiles, computers, furnishings etc) and explore the hidden social forces that shape our lives
- Online quizzes (20%)
- Reflection Essay (20%)
- Take home examination (40%)
- Online Participation (20%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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