Australian Families: A Sociological Analysis
|Course code HUMA3165||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Provides an introduction to the sociological study of the political and cultural aspects of Australian families. It focuses on the diversity of family patterns, setting the discussion of the social construction of families against a background of their historical and socio-economic features. Other emphases are family in the context of gender; the family and early childhood; families in multicultural Australia, Aboriginal families; families, social policies and the state.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2006, 2005, 2004|
|Objectives||Upon the completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate:|
1. An understanding of a sociological approach to Australian families.
2. Ability to analyze and deal critically with different viewpoints on the family in Australia today.
3. Ability to understand the complexity and diversity of family life in Australia today.
4. Skills in writing an academic essay, in reading critically, and in doing research, appropriate to advanced undergraduate level.
|Content||? Researching the family in Australia|
? Sociological theories of the family
? Childhood and paradigms of socialisation
? Gender and the family in Australia
? Nuclear family, kinship and voluntary community as modes of the family
? Families in multicultural Australia and Aboriginal families
? Families, social policy and the nation state
? Family types, sexualities and the construction of gender
|Replacing Course(s)||This course replaces SOCA3870 for Central Coast.|
|Transition||Students who have completed SOCA3870 should not enrol in this course. Students who are currently enrolled in SOCA3870 at Ourimbah for Semester 2 2003 will be invited to transfer into this course.|
|Assumed Knowledge||40 units 1000 level courses|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term