The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

SOCA4090

Units

20 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

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

    Ourimbah


      Learning outcomes

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

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

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

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

      4. demonstrate 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

      Requisite

      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

      Callaghan and Ourimbah

      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