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Self and Society

Undergraduate | MAQ-SOCX3090 | 2024

Previously MAQ-SOCX325

Extend your studies while learning about advanced theoretical and empirical approaches to the sociology field. Unfurl the complex nature of society. Fold in policy and economy information. Build a foundation to pursue even more sociology studies.

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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Self and Society

About this subject

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

    1. demonstrate an understanding of a range of sociological perspectives on social life from the 19th century to the present.
    2. apply key sociological concepts to the study of contemporary societies.
    3. analyse a contemporary social issue using sociological theories
    4. effectively communicate complex ideas in written form.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

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-SGY370 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-SOCX325 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) SGY370, SOC325, SOC375, SOCX325
Pre-requisite 130cp at 1000 level or above
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
SOCI3090 Understanding Contemporary Societies

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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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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