Social Enquiry 2

Course code EPHUMA254Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

Social Enquiry 2 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)

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will develop a sociological way of thinking about social justice issues and social change. This course introduces the student to a range of approaches, concepts and methods that encourage the student to engage their sociological imagination to critically examine aspects of social inequality as they appear in society today. Through these means the students will learn how to take an analytical approach to the study of institutions and social structures that exist in everyday society, in areas such as gender, race & ethnicity, health and media.

This course aims to prepare students with the skills to meet the challenges of tertiary study by developing problem solving strategies, the ability to meet course requirements and deadlines, and learning to articulate ideas both orally and in written form. Students will learn library research skills, how to take lecture notes, plan, write and edit an essay. Students will be given opportunities to develop skills for working effectively in groups as well as independently.
ContentTopics include:
• Gender
• Race/Ethnicity
• Health
• Media
• Social Research Methods
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPHUMA154
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1
Writing Task 1000 words.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2
Essay 1200 words.
Examination: FormalFinal examination in the University examination period. Students will display a sound knowledge of sociological topics, be able to present an argument, address exam questions, cite evidence and write in an articulate manner.
Other: (please specify)Quizzes:Multiple choice.
5 Tests/4 marks each.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA254