Sociology and Anthropology Honours I

Description

This course is one of two Honours level courses which build knowledge and understanding about the history and philosophy of research in Sociology and Anthropology. This knowledge and understanding is used to develop insights into the ways that problems in Sociology and Anthropology are conceived and acted on. The course enhances skills and capacities in reading and literature reviewing, critical reasoning and argument, essay writing and verbal communication. The course includes: discussions of theoretical and applied directions in Sociology and Anthropology; student-based presentations of key issues; and on-line bibliographic searches and writing techniques.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. An advanced comprehension of contemporary issues in Sociology and Anthropology and their historical dimensions.

2. An advanced understanding of cross-disciplinary linkage between Sociology and Anthropology and other disciplines.

3. An advanced comprehension of the variety of theoretical approaches with which to examine and evaluate issues and problems in Sociology and Anthropology.

4. A wide range of skills and methods necessary to undertake a complex analysis and communication of issues in Sociology and Anthropology and to critically analyse measures, indicators, reports and policies.

Content

  • Topics in Sociology and Anthropology, presented as one continuous seminar
  • Advanced skills development:
  • Oral presentation and discussion
  • Essay writing

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) programs.

Assumed Knowledge

A major in the appropriate discipline with a minimum credit grade average.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Written assessment and oral presentation 1

Presentation: Written assessment and oral presentation 2

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term