Social Enquiry 2


Social Enquiry 2 offers an introduction to the discipline of sociology. It 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)



  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Competence in academic research, referencing, essay and other writing skills

2. Discipline based conceptual knowledge informed by historical and theoretical tradition

3. Competence in critical thinking and oral communication

4. The capacity to apply sociological concepts to contemporary issues within Western society and culture


Topics include:

  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Health
  • Media
  • Social Research Methods

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Minor Writing Task

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Essay: Major Essay

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks