Sociological Insights

Description

Sociological Insights offers an introduction to the discipline of sociology. It employs some conceptual knowledge to examine a range of topics which may include:

- Gender

- Race/Ethnicity

- Health

- Media

- Social Research Methods

- Youth and youth cultures

- Environment

- Crime and deviance

- Consumption and lifestyles

- Cities, regions and globalisation

- Leisure, recreation and sport

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Develop academic research, referencing and essay writing skills.

2. Be able to examine social issues in a social scientific way. Through these means the student will learn to take an analytical approach to the study of institutions and social structures which exist in everyday life.

3. Learn library research skills, how to plan, write and edit an essay.

4. Gain the ability to work effectively in groups as well as independently; meet course requirements and deadlines; learn to articulate ideas, and to develop problem solving skills.

Content

Topics may include:

  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Health
  • Media
  • Social Research Methods
  • Youth and youth cultures
  • Environment
  • Crime and deviance
  • Consumption and lifestyles
  • Cities, regions and globalisation
  • Leisure, recreation and sport

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Minor Writing Task

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Written Assignment: Major Writing Task

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Presentation: Oral Presentation on Minor Writing Task

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

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

Tutorial

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