Foundations of Society
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the key concepts, theories, debates and approaches central to a sociological understanding of contemporary society at a foundational level;
- develop and apply critical-thinking skills through the formulation of questions that challenge common assumptions, the identification and evaluation of appropriate evidence, and the construction of reasoned and empirically sound conclusions; and
- review, analyse, identify and distinguish the tensions and contradictions within the discipline of sociology and its relationship with other social sciences.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Diploma in Arts or Bachelor of Criminology
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject introduces students to the foundations of society and culture. These foundational concepts are explored through classical and contemporary sociological accounts that consider changing patterns of society, cultural diversity, globalisation and global cultures, social groups and organisations, the social construction of everyday life, capitalism, work and consumption, political ideologies and systems, religion and belief, social change and the environment. Employing a global and comparative sociological perspective, this subject recognises that we live in an interconnected and interdependent world with wide social, economic and cultural effects on the lives of all people, regardless of geographic location.
Assessment 1 Online Quiz: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcome 1 Assessment 2 Online Quiz: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcome 1 Assessment 3 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 4 Final Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Final Examination - 2 hrs 15 mins (50%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.
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