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SY1001 - Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • (20%)
  • essays (40%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.