JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

SY1001 - Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject introduces ways of sociologically exploring the social world, with a particular focus on the analysis of Australian society in an international context. It involves examining social patterns and structures; examining how these shape the world in which we live; and recognising and exploring social experience in the context of social change and global processes. Through examining a range of topics such as family life, work, the media and education, students will develop an understanding of major social and cultural changes taking place in Australia and how these impact on the lives of individuals, groups and communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare and contrast the major theoretical approaches in sociology;
  • apply a reflexive and critically sociological perspective to the world around them;
  • analyse social change within key social institutions;
  • discuss the ways in which individuals' lives are socially shaped.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Glenn Dawes.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); (20%); essays (40%).

    External, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Dr Theresa Petray.
    Contact hours:
    • 3 hours - Email and LearnJCU discussion board contact
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); multidraft Essays (40%); (20%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Glenn Dawes
      Lecturer: Dr Nick Osbaldiston.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours workshops/Seminars
        Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); (20%); essays (40%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
        Census Date 08-Aug-2019
        Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Glenn Dawes
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures
        • 12 hours tutorials
          Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); (20%); essays (40%).

          Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.