6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit is the second in the first year introductory sociology sequence, building on the skills and knowledge developed in first semester. It introduces students to three important areas of sociological research and theoretical endeavour. These may include topics such as: sexuality and gender, popular culture through an examination of mass media; class and social inequality; poverty and social exclusion; population and society; and family.
By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of social relationships and institutions; patterns of social diversity and inequality; and processes that underpin social change and stability;
- Demonstrate an ability to apply sociological theories, concepts and evidence to sociological questions;
- Demonstrate an ability to develop arguments by using evidence, evaluating competing explanations, and drawing conclusions.
Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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