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SCY4802 - Contemporary Sociological Issues

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Vaughan Higgins


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The application of sociological knowledge and the role of research in the evaluation of social issues. How sociological knowledge can be applied to explain the social dimensions and implications of substantive issues in contemporary Australian and other societies.


On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. Have developed an in-depth knowledge of contemporary sociological issues;
  2. Be able to use theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the analysis of contemporary sociological issues;
  3. Have developed an awareness and understanding of how research can be used for the analysis of contemporary sociological issues;
  4. Be able to evaluate the merits and limitations of programs dealing with social issues.


One essay (5400 words): 60%
Seminar papers (total 3600 words): 40%


First degree with a major in sociology or related discipline


GSC4221, HSM4802