Introduction to Sociology 2 (SCLG1002)


This unit provides students with an introduction to the discipline of sociology through an analysis of contemporary Australian society. Students will become familiar with the basics of doing social research as well as a number of key sociological perspectives and concepts in relation to a range of different social phenomena, including: class and inequality, gender and sexuality, national, racial and ethnic identity, the experience of Indigenous Australians, power and the state, social control, crime and deviance.

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


500wd data analysis report (15%) and 1500wd Essay (35%) and 2hr exam (35%) and Tutorial participation (15%)

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Non-award/non-degree study

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.