Sociology

Sociology

Major

A major in Sociology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core unit
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective unit
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level core unit
(v) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Sociology requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000 level units of study

SCLG1001 Introduction to Sociology 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd library task (20%), 1x1500wd research essay (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How does society shape the world we live in? What influences interactions between people in everyday life? Why is society structured the way it is, and is change possible? By delving into diverse topics such as discrimination and inequality to family life and friendship, this unit introduces the conceptual tools sociologists use to explain the world.
SCLG1002 Introduction to Sociology 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 2,Summer Main,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1750wd take-home exercise (35%), 1x1750wd research essay (35%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In a rapidly changing world, how do we make sense of current social and political problems effectively? By exploring sociological concepts in creative ways, this unit gives students the tools to analyse, research and respond to real world issues such as globalisation, crime, social justice, community breakdown, and racial, sexual and indigenous inequality.

2000 level units of study

Core
SCLG2601 Sociological Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Gender and Cultural Studies) or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-Legal Studies) Prohibitions: SCLG2001, SCLG2520 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Critical analysis quiz (25%), 4x250wd Short reading presentations (25%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study we will examine the main strands of sociological thought and identify the key concepts, debates and issues in the development of sociological theory. It will focus on the writings of leading social theorists and sociologists, their contribution to the development of a distinctly sociological theory, and their continuing impact on current theoretical debates in sociology. Topics covered will include: the origins of sociology; industrialism; classical theorists; sociology of urban society; interactionism and everyday life; psychoanalysis; sociology of knowledge and culture; feminist challenges to sociological paradigms; postmodernity and the future of society. This unit is mandatory for Sociology majors.
Selective
SCLG2000 Global Social Problems

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hrs/week online lecture, 1hr/week online tutorial Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology Assessment: 1x1500wd social problem report (20%), 1x1hr midterm exam (20%), 1x2hr final exam (40%), tutorial team project (10%), tutorial participation (10% Mode of delivery: Online
This unit takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of major global problems. Lectures, readings, and activities will examine these problems through the multiple lenses of comparative sociology, systems engineering, climate science, humans rights discourses, world history, and literature.
SCLG2602 Social Inquiry: Qualitative Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Gender and Cultural Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-legal Studies) Prohibitions: SCLG2002, SCLG2521 Assessment: 1x1250wd Research ethics Essay (30%), 1x2000wd Qualitative interview exercise (40%), 1x1250wd Content analysis exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to a range of qualitative research methods in common usage throughout the social sciences. The unit has both analytical and practical components. With regard to the former, students are introduced to the methodological issues in contemporary sociology and their impact on the research process. An emphasis will be placed on developing a critical ability to read sociological research, with an eye to understanding its methodological adequacy, the political and ethical issues that arise whilst conducting research, and debates over interpretation and the production of knowledge. With regard to the latter component, students will undertake practical exercises in order to learn to appreciate and use a selection of research approaches, methods and techniques.
SCLG2603 Sociology of Health and Illness

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2526 Assessment: 1x1000wd Research essay (25%), 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent group project (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will be introduced to both past and current sociological perspectives of health and illness, including Parsonian, Marxist, Weberian, Feminist and Postmodern approaches. We will examine topics such as the social, unequal, structuring of illness; the construction of medical 'facts'; professional, corporate and state control over health care systems; medical controversies; iatrogenic illness; and medical technology.
SCLG2604 Social Inequality in Australia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr or equivalent intensive Summer session Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2010 or SCLG2529 Assessment: Tutorial participation (15%) and 2000wd autoethnography (40%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines sociological approaches to social inequality. Questions about social inequality are integral to contemporary notions of equality, citizenship, human rights, social justice and emancipation. A central theme of the unit (and a central preoccupation of sociologists) is ways in which social relations of inequality are shaped, represented, experienced, negotiated and challenged in everyday life. Some important questions for this unit are: How do sociologists understand and explain patterns of inequality? What are the enabling and constraining factors shaping people's 'life chances'? How are social relations of inequality, experienced, challenged and disrupted? Is social inequality an inevitable condition of human existence?
SCLG2607 Social Movements and Protest Politics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-Legal Studies) Prohibitions: SCLG2570 Assessment: 1x1000wd Photo Essay (20%), 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home Exercise (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Drawing on contemporary sociological analysis, this unit critically explores participation, organisation and outcomes of social movements and protest. The unit considers major theories and concepts, and addresses links between societal, political and cultural arrangements and movements for change. Students will explore the theoretical ideas in this unit by investigating a range of historical and contemporary movements, including the American civil rights movement, Greenpeace, Pussy Riot, indigenous peoples' movements, liberation theology, precarity protests, Occupy, Tea Party, and Arab Spring.
SCLG2608 The Sociology of Deviance and Difference

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 2,Summer Main,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week, or equivalent intensive Winter session Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology, Anthropology, Gender and Cultural Studies, Socio-legal studies, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013 Prohibitions: SCLG2004 or SCLG2523 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%) and 1500wd Research essay (35%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study focuses on understanding 'deviance' and 'difference' from a sociological perspective. The unit covers a range of theories, from classic sociological theories of deviance to more recent critical theories of difference, and explores the key issues involved in this change of term. These theories are employed to explore a series of areas of contemporary debate in society, including youth subcultures, the construction of outsiders, rebellion, the body, and mental health.
SCLG2612 Self and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2510 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%) and 1500wd Take-home exercise (30%) and 3000wd Research essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The nature of human subjectivity has fascinated and drawn the attention of thinkers from many different fields. While the questions, ’who are we?‘ and ’how do we become individual?‘ are often asked, the ways of answering these questions constantly change. In this unit, the discursive construction of the self will be examined in the light of the political, technological and social changes that constantly influence the meanings and histories of self, subjectivity and identity. The unit will explore questions such as whether there is a human 'nature' which precedes or exists beyond society; whether historical circumstances determine human emotional response; whether new forms of technology and modes of communication influence self-knowledge; whether consumerism and materialism commodify identity; whether the roles played in everyday life and the management of social interactions produce or conceal who we are. The unit begins with commonsensical views on identity and proceeds to deconstruct them.
SCLG2613 Sociology of Childhood and Youth

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2522 Assessment: 1x1500wd annotated bibliography (30%), 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the main sociological approaches to childhood and youth in modern industrial societies, as well as the ways in which particular perspectives on childhood are central to all social theory. It will examine the debates surrounding the historical development of childhood, and the various approaches to the impact of state intervention and social policies on both the experiences of childhood and youth and the transition to adulthood. Specific topics discussed include; the social construction of child abuse, youth homelessness and youth criminality as social problems, the stolen generations, children and the law, the fertility decline, and the differentiation of childhood experience along lines of class, gender, race and ethnicity.
SCLG2616 Understanding Globalisation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2560 Assessment: 1x1500wd major paper (35%), 1x1hr midterm test (20%), 1x2hr final exam (40%), tutorial participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines contemporary processes of globalisation. It investigates cultural, economic, and political aspects of globalisation from a distinctively sociological perspective. Theories and data related to globalisation are also applied to world-transforming trends in areas such as immigration, population, technology, human rights, civil society, and democracy. Particular attention is given to the study of both pro- and anti- globalisation movements.
SCLG2617 City and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG3002 or SCLG3605 Assessment: 500wd equivalent Oral Presentation (10%) and 1500wd critical review (30%) and 2500wd Research essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Cities are synonymous with modernity and modernisation; hence, sociologists have long sought to understand the unique features of urban society. In the first part of this unit we explore foundational theories of urban sociology in their historical contexts. In the second part we examine how these theories have been challenged both through the structural transformation of established cities and through the emergence of many new types of cities in the rapidly urbanising developing world.
SCLG2623 Sociology of Terror

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July,Semester 2,Summer Main,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-Legal Studies) Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit examines the relationship between terrorism and globalisation. Explores themes of massacre, ethnic cleansing, and terrorism in the context of social uncertainty and crises in nation states. Examines the production of victims and the process of cultural symbolisation of the body and the new social and political imaginaries emerging. Examines the uses of victimhood in trying to escape terror and achieve reconciliation. Draws on the work of Scarry, Kristeva, Appadurai, Nordstrom, Foucault, Zulaika and Taussig.
SCLG2629 Celebrity Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology Assessment: 1x1000wd Workbook (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit outlines the sociological analysis of celebrity, examining how we can see celebrity as a particular social form characteristic of modernity, and what makes it possible to speak of a 'celebrity society'. It reflects on the history of celebrity, the concept of court society, the production of celebrity and the economics of attention, para-social interaction, celebrity in sport, politics, diplomacy, management and business, the power relations characterizing celebrity society, and the trend lines in the future development of celebrity.
SCLG2632 Quantitative Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr lab/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points in Sociology or Socio-Legal Studies) or (12 Junior credit points in Government and International Relations) Prohibitions: SCLG3603 Assessment: 2x750wd homework problem (40%), 1x1hr midterm test (20%), 1x2hr final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is intended to prepare undergraduate students to undertake independent quantitative analyses of social science data. Topics include: basic statistical numeracy, how to achieve quantitative results, how to write about quantitative analyses, and basic literacy in generalised linear models. The unit of study is writing intensive. No specific prior mathematical training is assumed, though a basic grasp of simple algebra is expected. By the end of the course, students should be able to approach quantitative social science data with confidence.
SCPL2601 Australian Social Policy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy Prohibitions: SCPL3001 Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (35%) , 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (45%), 1x450wd equivalent participation in on-line discussions (10%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study Australian social policy is explored: the legal and administrative framework; relationships between family and the state; employment, unemployment, unpaid work and welfare; the public/private mix; aged care policies, the culture of welfare state provision, indigenous policies, migration, multiculturalism and the formulation and delivery of social welfare services in Australia.
SCPL2602 Understanding Social Policy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy Prohibitions: SCPL3002 Assessment: 1x1000wd Tutorial reflection (10%), 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is essentially conceptual and theoretical, emphasising the contested principles of social policy - discourse, theories, ideas and ideologies - around which the contemporary welfare state was, is and continues to be organised, discussed and debated. This unit focuses on the application of concepts and theories in practical social policy arenas. In particular, the emphasis will be on the debated, sometimes contested, nature of concepts and theories in social policy discourses in contemporary societies.
SCPL2604 Comparative Social Policy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy Prohibitions: SCLG2509, SCLG2611 Assessment: 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (10%), 1x 1500wd Research essay (40%), 1x 2000wd Take-home exercise (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines how industrialised countries manage social risks and how welfare policies can be meaningfully compared. By exploring theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of social policy, it investigates key principles underpinning social policies in a variety of countries, and how we can best explain differences between them.
CRIM2601 Studying Crime and Criminology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Criminology Assessment: 1x 1000wd Reflective essay (20%), 1x 1500wd Research essay (30%), 1x 2000wd Take home exercise (40%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores definitions of crime, criminological theories of crime causation, and core concepts and research methods in criminology. It examines key features of criminal justice institutions and crime justice policy, and addresses contemporary debates about crime in relation to topics such as gender, race, ethnicity, and youth offending.
CRIM2602 Crime, Punishment and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Criminology Prohibitions: SCLG2634, SCLG2566 Assessment: 1x 1000wd Reflective Essay (20%), 1x 2000wd Research Essay (40%), 1x 1500wd Take Home Exercise (30%), x Tutorial Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores key features of criminal justice processes and practices, with a critical examination of policing, sentencing, punishment and prison in their historical, social, political and cultural contexts. It considers a range of related concepts and issues, including the expansion of punishment in society and post-release life.
SCLG2625 Friendship, Family and Personal Life

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Assessment: 1x1000wd online personal journal (15%), 3x500wd small literature reviews (30%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the nature of friendship, its place within theories of late modern society and its significance for changing conceptions of personal and public life. Students will learn how friendship transforms sociological understandings of family, kin, marriage, community, sexual intimacy and work relationships. Friendship's significance for the lifestyles of diverse social groups is considered and we investigate friendship's unique role within our own personal narratives.

3000 level units of study

Core
Core units will be available from 2019.
Selective
SCLG3601 Contemporary Sociological Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG3002 Assessment: 1xOral Presentation (20%) 1x4000wd Essay (70%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides a detailed introduction to key social theorists whose ideas are being used extensively in contemporary sociological theory and research. These theorists include: Irving Goffman, Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu. A particular focus is on approaches to human action in its various structural and cultural contexts, the possibilities and limits of human agency, and questions of social change.
SCLG3602 Sociological Theory and Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-legal Studies and SLSS2601) Prohibitions: SCLG3003 Assessment: 1300wd group Oral Presentation (30%) and 1000wd project report (20%) and 2200wd research proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit addresses the political, ethical and practical problems that may arise during the process of conducting research. It will also examine the social and logical links between theory, method, data and analysis. In the seminars we will critically examine the work of other researchers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their approaches. As part of their assessment, students will select a topic of their own and develop a theoretically informed research proposal.
SCLG3606 Visual Sociology: Society in Images

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 senior credit points in SCLG Assessment: 1x2500wd visual essay (50%), 1xvisual sociology exercise (1000wd equivalent)(20%), 1xonline quiz (1000wd equivalent)(30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Through the principles of visual sociology and visual research methods involved in image making this unit considers societies, ideologies and cultures found in images. It appraises visual dialogues, value systems, paintings, photographs, film and documentary and offers a critical examination of image-reproduction in transnational contexts.
SCLG3612 Sociology of Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week or 1xonline lecture/week with participation activities, 1 x 1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2606, SCLG2609 Assessment: 5x 1000wd Discussion board participation (15%), x Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 2000wd Essay (40%), 1x 1500wd Take-home exercise (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine key issues in the sociology of culture, using a combination of traditional lectures and tutorials and a flipped classroom approach. It will explore a range of frameworks for understanding cultural practices, productions, and media representations. It aims to link culture to specific case studies to combine theory with research.
SCPL3606 Globalisation, Policy and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Social Policy Assessment: 1x 500 Oral Presentation (10%), 1x 1500 Reflective Journal (40%), 1x 2500 Research Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit frames debates about social policy, delivery of public goods, and human wellbeing in relation to processes of globalisation. Drawing on sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives, it focuses on social policy issues and responses, including governance, regulation and service delivery at local, national, regional and global levels.

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

FASS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr lecture/performance event week for 5 weeks 2hr workshop per week for 10 weeks 2hr online learning modules for 5 weeks Prerequisites: 18 credit points at 2000 level Assessment: 1x 2000 wds equivalent Mapping knowledge exercise (30%), 1x 10 minutes Collaborative Presentation (30%), 1x 2000 wds equivalent Critical reflection essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.

Honours

Honours in Sociology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Seminar units

SCLG4101 Advanced Sociological Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 2000wd Critical commentary (20%), 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (30%), 1x 3000wd Journal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides theoretical, conceptual and analytic insights into substantive sociological research, so students might reflect on their own research processes. The aim is to investigate the variety of ways in which sociological research can be conducted and conceptualised, and to develop skills in the critical analysis of academic work.
SCLG4102 Advanced Social Science Methodology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 500wd Ethics paper (10%), 1x 2500wd Critical essay (40%), 1x 3000wd Comparative essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines a range of sociological research methods, including their historical and political locations and logics, with a view to providing students with a strong methodological framework to situate their own research practices, and to produce greater reflexivity about social research and writing in sociology.

Thesis units

SCLG4103 Sociology Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 6x1hr supervision meeting/semester Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit provides students the opportunity to begin developing their own research project working closely with their supervisors and engaging in activities that will facilitate the timely completion of their research. Activities may include drafting a literature and methods review, submitting an ethics application, and the scoping for fieldwork.
SCLG4104 Sociology Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6x1hr supervision meeting/semester Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Working closely with supervisors, students produce an original piece of written sociological research, which may include the analysis of data gathered from fieldwork that is applied to relevant literature/s, or the writing of a thesis using secondary sources, which are analysed to produce an original contribution to knowledge.

Advanced coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Sociology are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2019.