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Area/Catalogue
SOCU 1007

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
163229

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 1
Study Period 4

Course aim

To introduce students to significant issues and developments in sociological theory by examining the primary themes and works of major sociologists. To develop research skills in sociology which are needed to generate a sociological argument in written form.

Course content

In this introductory sociology course, students will learn about the various ways sociology involves theory construction and critical analysis. In addition to covering classical sociological perspectives, such as those produced by Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, the course introduces students to important theoretical debates within contemporary sociology, such as those concerning race, gender, capitalism, knowledge, and power.

Textbooks

Nil

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

Annotated bibliography, Essay, Summary

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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

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