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 341
Subject Name Independent Research
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 16 cp at 200-level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence SOC 346
Assessment Theory Paper 3,000 words (40%); Supervisor/student meetings (15%); Major Essay 3,500 words (45%)
General Subject No.
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
$ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027 
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 Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota Enrolment in this subject is restricted. Students may not enrol over the web. Please refer to the Head of Department or Program, for Faculty Honours Subjects please refer to the School Honours Co-ordinator for more information.
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Richard Howson
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Richard Howson
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (27-07-2015 to 19-11-2015)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota Enrolment in this subject is restricted. Students may not enrol over the web. Please refer to the Head of Department or Program, for Faculty Honours Subjects please refer to the School Honours Co-ordinator for more information.
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Andrew Whelan
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Andrew Whelan
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2015

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  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Roger Patulny
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Andrew Whelan
Roger Patulny
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
Topics for this subject may be chosen from any area of Sociology which the Convenor of Program considers to be of suitable substance and level to be offered as a SOC300 subject. This will be a reading course offered under the direct supervision of a member of staff. For details of availability of topics offered, students should consult the Convenor of Program. This subject is available only in special circumstances.


Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Student will acquire the following information, and generic skills/competencies as a result of their participation in this subject: Develops a command of existing knowledge in a chosen discipline; Self confidence combined with oral and written communication skills of a high level; Identifies and devises a series of questions adequate to initiate a research project; An ability to logically analyse issues and consider different options and viewpoints; A basic understanding of information literacy and specific skills in acquiring, organising and presenting information. NOTE Students need permission from Convenor of Program to enrol in this subject.
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, a student will be able to: Define and use terms applicable to the study of Sociology within the social and cultural context there research is focused on; Demonstrate an understanding of the range of theories and concepts utilized in the discipline; Relate general theoretical concepts to specific phenomena; Understand and utilize key methodological strategies in the study of the various levels of society; Develop creative and innovative strategies for negotiating the rapidly changing future of human societies.

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