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Global Sociology (6 points)


Leader: Vaughan Higgins and Darryn Snell

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Singapore Second semester 2003 (OCL)

Synopsis: The unit is an introduction to the discipline of sociology with a specific focus on the application of sociological ideas and concepts to issues of global concern. The unit examines critically those issues that extend beyond the traditional boundries of nation-states, and analyses of forms of power, resistance and inequality that underpin and shape such issues. Topics covered include nationhood and globalisation, uneven development, environmental degradation, work and employment, and consumption.

Assessment: Short essay (1000 words): 25% + Long essay (1500 words): 35% + Final examination (2 hour): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week (two 1-hour lectures, one 1-hour tutorial)

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