Understanding Contemporary Societies
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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- 27 Jul 2020
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject students will obtain:
- a solid understanding of the ambit of sociology and its various methodologies
- an understanding of the complex nature of contemporary society and the issues surrounding various classifications such as traditional, modern and postmodern, as well as more specific approaches such as work-society, individualised society, risk society
- a consolidation of knowledge acquired in previous studies in Sociology
- an acquisition of theoretical and empirical knowledge in Sociology that will serve as a foundation for Honours in Sociology.
- Sociological thinking
- Applied Sociology
- Theory and method
- Culture and everyday life
- Policy and public life
- Economy and society
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
SOCX325 Is a capstone subject that ties previous Sociology subjects together and must be one of the last subject taken for this field of study.
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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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject was previously known as SGY370, SOCX325 Understanding Contemporary Societies.
Change, some people say, is the only constant in life. How can we make sense of it? This unit provides essential skills and knowledge that enable you to understand contemporary societies and the lives we live in them. The goal is to explore diverse areas such as work, identity, relationships, politics, diversity and the media. The unit has a strong focus on practical applications and prepares students to deal with and make sense of major social developments, which shape our lives and the world we live in.
- Assignment 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 (40%)
- Participation (30%)
Textbooks are not required.
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