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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. be aware of the role of history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life
  2. have developed a broad understanding of how the 'sociological imagination' can be applied to our everyday lives
  3. be able to read, summarise and apply basic works in sociology and the sociology of everyday life
  4. be aware of a range of research skills, such as ethnomethodology, semiotics, taste mapping and visual analysis used to carry out research in the area of the sociology of everyday life
  5. have developed a range of generic skills useful in tertiary education and in vocational settings.
  • Topics

    • 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
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • MAQ-SGYX120
  • MAQ-SGY120

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

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 scrutinize 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

  • Reflection Essay (25%)
  • Everyday Life Essay (25%)
  • Tutorial Participation (20%)
  • Online Quiz (30%)

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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