Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2016 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Subject Information
Subject Code SOC 326
Subject Name Globalisation and Social Transformation
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 16 cp at 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ASIA300 OR SOC 329
Assessment Concept Essay with Bibliography 40% (2000 words) Group Seminar Presentation 20% (2000 words) Seminar Paper 40% (2000 words)
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1044  $ 1044  $ 1044  $ 1044  $ 1044  $ 1044 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (25-07-2016 to 17-11-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Delia Rambaldini-Gooding
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2016

Subject Description
This subject explores social and cultural change in the context of globalization. The subject discusses theories of social and cultural change, and draws on a range of case studies to illuminate current social and cultural trends and changes on the context of globalisation. It considers the historical legacies of colonialism and post-WW2 development, and the ways in which historical and contemporary global forces shape societies. Topics addressed may include: social movements; sex and gender; changing patterns of work; transnational and migrant identities; mediated identities; urbanization and the new economy; poverty, development, slums and inequality.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Apply a sociological analysis to social and cultural change in Asia
2. Develop a critical understanding of contemporary globalization issues in Asia
3. Critically analyse scholarly writing and research
4. Use the library and internet as a resource for original research.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Students will acquire the following statistical, information, computer and academic literacy as a result of explicit teaching / learning activities in this subject: Good written and oral communication skills; Ability to undertake independent research; To be critical of theory and reflective about own work and ideas; To be able to develop and sustain an argument; Read texts critically; Develop an appreciation, and valuing, of cultural and intellectual diversity and an ability to function in a multi-cultural or global environment.

Textbook Information

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