Sociology and Anthropology Honours I

Course code SOCA4090Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students will have:
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
Replacing Course(s)na
TransitionThe Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science Honours programs underwent an external program review in 2008. As part of this review some changes were implemented for all Honours courses:
- Your thesis can be between 15,000 and 20,000 words.
- Your assessment will consist of coursework components (50%, comprising the course codes SOCA4090 and SOCA4100) and thesis (50%, comprising the course codes SOCA4110 and SOCA4120).
- You will be given opportunity to give an oral presentation of your work, but this is not mandatory.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA major in the appropriate discipline with a minimum credit grade average.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCoursework essays
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentMust be enrolled in 10214 - B Arts (Hons) or 10726 - B Social Science (Hons)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SOCA4090