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SY1001 - Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
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

  • Written > Examination - In class - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (20%) - Individual.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coord/Lect: Dr Nick Osbaldiston.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours workshops
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 06-Oct-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 18 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Dr Nick Osbaldiston
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Glenn Dawes.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours workshops
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours - Online Activities
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Dr Nick Osbaldiston
Lecturers: Dr Nick Osbaldiston, Assoc. Professor Glenn Dawes.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours - Online Activities
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.