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Area/Catalogue
SOCU 1008

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163214

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 1)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)

Course aim

To introduce students to a sociologically critical understanding of society.

Course content

This course introduces the discipline of sociology by examining the historical formation of modern society and contemporary directions of social change. It provides students with valuable skills and knowledge to comprehend the fast-changing world in which we live. In particular it focuses on two types of social transformation: globalisation and post-industrialisation. Students will also become familiar with the nature of sociology, social divisions and the significance of popular culture.

Textbooks

Van Krieken, R, Habibis, D, Smith, P, Hutchins, B, Haralambos, M & Holborn, M (eds) 2016, Sociology: themes and perspectives, 6th edn, Pearson Education Australia Pty Ltd, New South Wales

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
Project 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Comm, International Studies & Languages

Degree this course is offered in