Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of Humanities and Social Inquiry


Subject Information
Subject Code SOC 103
Subject Name Introduction to Sociology
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment 1. Reading Summaries x 3 and Personal Reflection (1200 words each): 30% 2. Essay (1,500 words): 30% 3. Examination (1 hour): 30% 4. Tutorial Participation: 10%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
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
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - 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 Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Batemans Bay
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr Edustreamed lecture, 1 hr tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
 
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Bega
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr Edustreamed lecture, 1 hr Tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
 
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Shoalhaven
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr Edustreamed lecture, 1 hr Tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
 
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Southern Highlands
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr Edustreamed lecture, 1 hr Tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
 
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
 
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session DXB UG Autumn  (06-09-2015 to 24-12-2015)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 35
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
 
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
 
Instance Comment  
Census Date 14-10-2015

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 x 2 Hour Lecture and 2 x 1 Hour Tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Fiona Borthwick
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Fiona Borthwick
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
This course provides an engaging and accessible introduction to Sociology, the study of society. Sociology enriches our understanding of the social world, gives us tools to use in assessing and reflecting on social life, and provides the research skills vital for employment. SOC103 highlights the everyday relevance of Sociology. It invites students to ‘see Sociology in the world’ – to make meaningful connections between the subject matter of the course and students’ own social worlds. The course introduces Sociology’s examination of the connections between individual behaviour and wider social forces, using case studies of families and gender, sexualities, class inequalities, and deviance and crime.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 1. Describe the overall focus and typical concerns of Sociology; 2. Explain what it means to think sociologically, including understanding four components of this and the questions each asks of human societies; 3. Apply sociological questions to various areas of social life; 4. Use basic skills of research, including engaging with academic texts, constructing and presenting scholarly arguments, and citing sources.

Textbook Information

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