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Introduction to Sociology I (6 points)


Leader: Dr Barry Ellem

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: An introduction to sociological ways of thinking about social life and an exploration of the ways individuals can be located in social and cultural contexts. The application of sociological approaches to contemporary social issues and controversies. Three topics will provide the framework for this introduction: the sociological imagination and the understanding of individuals in social/cultural context; families and households; deviance and social control.

Assessment: One short written assignment (500 words): 10% + Three tutorial tests (40 mins each): 40% + Examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 x lectures and 1 x tutorial) per week

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