Available in 2022
Course code

EPHUMA154

Units

10 units

Level

level

Course handbook

Description

The Sociological Gaze: Theory and Concepts offers an introduction to the discipline of Sociology, which represents the study of people and cultures. This course begins by exploring historical changes in social, political and economic arrangements of cultural groups which provides a basis for understanding sociological approaches. It will examine the impact of social structure, roles, social functions, social inequality and class, on people's lives as well as what people do when they are interacting on a face-to-face level. Students will learn to develop a sociological imagination to enable them to view society and culture in a way that challenges the taken-for-granted, or common-sense, view of the world. This is an enabling course which provides students with techniques and strategies to prepare them for tertiary study by learning to take a social science approach to examining social life in contemporary society.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply academic planning, research and referencing skills to academic writing.

2. Identify and evaluate social issues, institutions and social structures which exist in everyday life using a social scientific approach.

3. Use library research skills for academic research.

4. Critically analyse social problems using sociological theory in written forms.


Content

Topics include:

  • The sociological imagination
  • Essay writing for the Social Sciences
  • Social conflict
  • Social cohesion
  • Social stratification
  • Social interaction
  • Discourse and power
  • Surveillance
  • Education

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program. You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed or are enrolled in EPHUMA310.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2

In Term Test: Take Home Exam


Contact hours

Callaghan

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

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

Online

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Self-Directed learning is equivalent to face-to-face contact hours. It involves engagement with course materials that are delivered at a time that suits you via short videos, course notes, podcasts, readings and other activities.

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Face2Face Day x 2

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.