Social Enquiry 2


Social Enquiry 2 offers an introduction to the discipline of sociology. It employs some conceptual knowledge to examine a range of topics including:

- Gender (how construction of masculinity and femininity varies across time and culture)

- Race/Ethnicity (how people are affected by stereotyping and racial discrimination)

- Health (how inequality has particular effects on health outcomes)

- Media (how ownership and control influences content and how advertisements can be deconstructed)

- Social Research Methods (how social research is carried out in the social sciences)



  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017


  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Competence in academic research, referencing, essay and other writing skills

2. Discipline based conceptual knowledge informed by historical and theoretical tradition

3. Competence in critical thinking and oral communication

4. The capacity to apply sociological concepts to contemporary issues within Western society and culture


Topics include:

  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Health
  • Media
  • Social Research Methods


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed EPHUMA154 and be active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program to enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Minor Writing Task

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Essay: Major Essay

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks