Introduction to Sociology
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the basic principles of some key sociological approaches, with the ability to transmit this to others;
- independently analyse and evaluate basic ways in which sociological theory can engage with aspects of empirical reality; and
- demonstrate knowledge of key issues in sociology as it applies to social inequality, global poverty, health, social research, power and the state, gender and sexuality, communication and the new media, race and ethnicity.
- 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.
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- 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
- 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 sociology through exploring topics such as social identities, social differences and inequalities, and social change. Sociological ways of understanding the world are illustrated through analysing concrete examples from areas such as gender, class, race, media, health, power and globalisation.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 200 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1 Assessment 2 Quiz: 200 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1 Assessment 3 Essay Plan: 400 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 4 Essay: 1800 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 5 Reference Assessment: 400 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 6 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3
- Essay Plan (5%)
- Reference Assessment (5%)
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (40%)