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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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.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as SGY370 Understanding Contemporary Societies.
Understanding Contemporary Societies offers students the opportunity to integrate and expand their sociological knowledge towards the end of their undergraduate degree. Students will gain an advanced understanding of sociological theories and concepts from across the discipline. Engaging with theoretical and empirical approaches will equip students with refined sociological skills that will enable them to critically analyse and understand contemporary societies.
- Assignment 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 (40%)
- Participation (30%)