Introduction to Sociology 1 (SCLG1001)


This unit provides students with an introduction to the discipline of sociology through an analysis of contemporary Australian society. After an outline of the main theoretical perspectives in sociology, students will be drawing on key sociological perspectives and concepts to analyse a range of different social phenomena, including: globalisation, the mass media and the network society, family life, childhood and education; work, leisure and sport, and health and the body.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1hr video lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


500wd precis (15%) and 1500wd Essay (35%) and 2hr exam (35%) and participation (15%)

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.