Sociology

Sociology

SCLG1001 Introduction to Sociology 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Early Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 500wd precis (15%) and 1500wd Essay (35%) and 2hr exam (35%) and participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to the study of sociology through an analysis of contemporary Australian society. Using a range of sociological concepts and theories, we will analyse society in the period known as 'modernity'. Students will be encouraged to analyse existing social phenomena through the prisms of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, multiculturalism and indigeneity.
SCLG1002 Introduction to Sociology 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Late,Winter Main Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 500wd data analysis report (15%) and 1500wd Essay (35%) and 2hr exam (35%) and Tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will continue to be introduced to sociology through the analysis of contemporary society. Through a focus on the sociology of everyday life, we will explore the relationships between various social and cultural forms, institutional sites and the practices of everyday life. Topics such as fame and celebrity, fashion and consumption, globalisation community and belonging will be explored.
SCLG1801 Sociology Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
SCLG2601 Sociological Theory

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 Socio-Legal Studies) Prohibitions: SCLG2001, SCLG2520 Assessment: 5x 1000wd equivalent Reading presentation (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (45%), 1x1000wd Critical Analysis (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.
SCLG2602 Social Inquiry: Qualitative Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 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) 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

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr or equivalent intensive Summer session Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2529, SCLG2010 Assessment: Tutorial participation (15%) and 2000wd autoethnography (40%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
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?
SCLG2605 Social Justice Law and Society

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 Socio-Legal Studies) Prohibitions: SCLG2017, SCLG2536 Assessment: Class facilitation (20%), 2500wd reflective journal (50%), 1500wd Take-home exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
This unit of study examines a range of approaches to social justice, including distributive and recognition or identity theories. We ask how one works out what a socially just society would look like, considering guiding principles such as desert, need, merit and equality of resources, opportunity or capabilities. We then link these ideas with principles and practices of legal equality and human rights law and specific contemporary social justice topics such as racial, gender, environmental and international justice.
SCLG2606 Media in Contemporary Society

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2537, SCLG2018 Assumed knowledge: ability to access internet and basic web browsing skills Assessment: Tutorial participation and 1500wd oral equivalent (15%) and 500wds equivalent poster (35%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine key issues and debates within current sociological writings on media in contemporary society. The tutorial discussions focus on media, including radio, film, television, video, print, news, current affairs programmes and advertising, all of which are considered in relation to media audiences. We will consider the research literature on the sociology of media in order to investigate methods of carrying out media research, particularly of media audience research. The aim is to encourage students to develop an informed understanding of media, including their own engagement with media in contemporary society, and to explore computer based technology as an educational tool for studying media in contemporary society.
SCLG2607 Social Movements and Policy Making

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 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. The unit explores the intersections between citizenship and democracy in relation to social movements and policy making. Moreover, the unit addresses links between societal and cultural arrangements and social movements for change. Students will have the opportunity to explore the theoretical ideas introduced in this unit by investigating a range of social movements, such as, anti-global movements, environmentalism and feminist movements.
SCLG2608 The Sociology of Deviance and Difference

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week, or equivalent intensive Winter session Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology, Anthropology, Gender and Cultural Studies, Socio-legal studies, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013 Prohibitions: SCLG2523, SCLG2004 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%) and 1500wd Research essay (35%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
SCLG2609 Contemporary Cultural Issues

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology, Anthropology, Gender and Cultural Studies, Socio-legal studies, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013 Prohibitions: SCLG2501 Assessment: Tutorial participation (15%) and 2000wd Essay (40%) and 2000wd Take-home exercise (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will examine key issues and debates within current sociological writings on culture. It will assess critically a range of cultural issues pertinent to structuralist, poststructuralist, deconstructionist as well as postmodern accounts of contemporary culture. An aim of this unit is to link concepts of culture to specific case studies, in order to facilitate the joining of theory with research. This aim will be achieved through addressing various issues, including analysis of cultural representations, popular culture, as well as the role of agency within cultural formations.
SCLG2610 Science, Technology and Social Change

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (6 Senior credit points from Digital Cultures) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) Prohibitions: SCLG2504 Assessment: 1xOral Presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Take-home exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines a range of sociological theories and debates concerning science and technology. Students will investigate the two-way relationship between science/technology and society (ie. the social shaping of science and technology, and the impact of science and technology on society). Issues to be examined include the social production of science and technology, the science-technology relationship, the politics and economics of science and technology, science and technology in medicine, in reproduction, in the workplace, and the role of science and technology in environmentalism and the environmental movement.
SCLG2611 Welfare States: A Comparative Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2509 Assessment: tutorial facilitation (10%) and 1500wd Essay (30%) and 3000wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
How do most industrialised countries publicly manage social risks? What are the principles that underpin these arrangements and how can we explain the differences between countries? Why do we want to compare the social policies of different countries? How can we meaningfully compare such policies? This unit examines these questions by comparing welfare state activity in particular spheres and explores some of the key practical, methodological and theoretical issues facing those comparing welfare states.
SCLG2612 Self and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from 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 from 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.
SCLG2615 Law and Social Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (SCLG2601) or (6 Senior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies) Prohibitions: SCLG2535 Assessment: 1x1000wd Workbook (20%), 1x2000wd Research essay (50%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
This unit provides a detailed understanding of how the work of a broad range of social theorists contributes to a specifically sociological understanding of legal ideas, institutions and practices. After beginning with classical sociology - Durkheim, Marx and Weber, the unit will then discuss the contributions of the Frankfurt School, Habermas, Foucault, Bourdieu, Luhmann, Elias, and Selznick, as well as the more recent perspectives of postmodern and feminist social theory.
SCLG2617 City and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG3002, 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.
SCLG2618 Violence, Imaginaries and Symbolic Power

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2566 Assessment: 1x250wd equivalent Group Presentation (10%), 1x1250wd Take-home Exercise (30%), 1x3000wd Research essay (50%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the operation of symbolic power and diverse social manifestations of violence, from revolution through to eroticism. Of particular interest are social imaginaries and the way collective representations embody social creativity, legitimate social structures and inform projects of violent social reconstruction, including war, terrorism, nationalism and genocide. Social imaginaries are constitutive of nationalist visions of self-determining communities, capitalist wealth and social utopias. Different modes of critical analysis are introduced, like critical social theory, discourse analysis, and psychoanalysis.
SCLG2619 Sociology of Sport

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Assessment: 10x45wd tutorial papers (10%) and 600wd theory paper (20%) and 2000wd Essay (40%) and 1500wd Take-home exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine the relationship between sport and society, particularly the formation and reproduction of social norms and groupings. Analysing society from modernist and post-structuralist perspectives, students will use social theories of discourse, identity formation and power relations to explore the role of sport in the development and reproduction of gender, sexual, class, and racial and national groups. Topics discussed include sport as a vehicle of social empowerment or marginalisation, sport as colonialism, and sport as consumption and popular entertainment.
SCLG2621 Power, Politics and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies) Assessment: 1x1500wd Research essay (35%), 1x2500wd Take-home exercise (55%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
The unit explores how power and politics shape our lives across the different social arenas we inhabit. Drawing on the work of Castells, Sennett, Foucault, Bourdieu, Chomsky, the Frankfurt School, among others, the unit explores: changes in the world of work; global effects of information and communication technologies; power of corporations; the surveillance society; education's role in shaping society; culture, fashion and the media; consumerism and rebellion; and how economic, political and scientific practices meet in the climate change debate.
SCLG2623 Sociology of Terror

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies) Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
SCLG2624 Human Rights and Social Protest

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 Socio-Legal Studies) Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Explores the rise of human rights discourse and its relationship to moral and religious discourses on suffering and social justice across cultures. Focuses on victims of human rights abuse, the formation of communities of suffering and social movements around victimhood. Examines 'rights talk' as a global discourse and language of protest against social injustice and claims. Examines global human rights machinery and the ethics of humanitarian intervention. Case studies from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
SCLG2625 Sociology of Friendship

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Assessment: 3x 500wd Literature analysis (30%), 2x 250wd Online journal entries (10%), 1x2500wd Essay (45%), Tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the sociology of friendship, its place within theories of late modern society and its significance for the individual. Students will gain a foundation in key debates about friendship across the social sciences and key theories in the field, both classical and contemporary. It explores the relevance of friendship to other sociological categories, including the public sphere, the family, community and the self. Students will learn to apply this knowledge to an understanding of society and social change.
SCLG2626 Sociology of Religion

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: 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 Studies of Religion) Assessment: 1x2500wd Field report (50%), 2000wd Take-home exercise (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the ways in which the religious impulse has been expressed socially, the role of religion in society, the way in which individuals form and change religious commitments, the ways in which religious groups have been organised and evolve, the nature of belief as it is expressed collectively and individually, and controversies over the role of religion in social life. Illustrations from contemporary events will be used to explore major religious policy issues and controversies.
SCLG2628 Surveillance and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Late Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week or equivalent in intensive session Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (6 Senior credit points from Digital Cultures) or (12 Junior credit points from Gender and Cultural Studies) Assessment: 1x1000wd book review Essay (25%), 1x3500wd Research essay (65%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The actions of both citizens and institutions are being scrutinised as never before. Personal information is a key commodity and resource, being routinely extracted from individuals as they partake in everyday activities. Surveillance has a complex form as both material force and discursive construction. Thus, the unit's objective is to equip students with the theoretical tools required to analytically comprehend the diverse ways in which surveillance is produced, represented and experienced.
SCLG2629 Celebrity Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from 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.
SCLG2630 Economic Sociology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Assessment: 1x1500wd Discussion Essay (40%), 1x3000wd Research Essay (50%), Tutorial Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Economic Sociology considers how social order, institutions and power relations shape economies, and how economic phenomena like markets, money and property relations shape society. This course will begin with the foundational texts of economic sociology (Simmel, Weber, Veblen, Marx), and then consider sociological approaches to commodities and consumption, money and finance, labour and the workplace, neoliberalism and the bioeconomy.
SCLG2631 Sociology of the Environment

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG3604 Assessment: 500wd equivalent Tutorial presentation (10%) and 2000wd topic Essay (40%) and 2000wd Research essay (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to ways in which sociology can engage in the study of the 'natural environment' and critically illuminate contemporary environmental controversies, disputes and proposals. The 'natural environment' is explored through such topics as risk, modernity, consumption, identity, expertise, ethics, technology, democracy and citizenship. These topics are linked to empirical case studies that cover, for instance, tourism, animal culling, environmental activism, climate change modelling, and shifting bodily capacities.
SCLG2632 Quantitative Methods

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from Sociology or Socio-Legal Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) Prohibitions: SCLG3603 Assessment: 8x500wd research reports (80%) and 500wd equivalent Oral Presentation of results (20%) 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.
SCLG2634 Crime, Punishment and Society

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 GCST, SCLG, SLSS, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, LAW1100, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) Prohibitions: SCLG2566 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%) and 500wd paper and tutorial facilitation (20%) and 1500wd Essay (30%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit introduces students to the analysis of crime, detection and punishment in their historical, social, political and cultural contexts. It discusses the major theoretical perspectives on the explanation of crime as well as the role and functions of punishment. It examines a range of issues in understanding crime and criminal justice, including the cultural life of crime, forensic knowledge, policing and prisons, and youth and juvenile justice.
SCLG2805 Sociology Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
SCLG2806 Sociology Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
SCLG2809 Sociology Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
SCLG2810 Sociology Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
SCLG2811 Sociology Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
SCLG2812 Sociology Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Sociology Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
SCLG3601 Contemporary Sociological Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points from Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG3002 Assessment: 1xOral Presentation (20%) 1x4000wd Essay (70%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
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 from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from 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.
SCLG4011 Sociology Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week in semester 1 Assessment: 18000-20000wd thesis (60%) and 6000wd equivalent written work for each seminar (2x20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
SCLG4012 Sociology Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: SCLG4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
refer to SCLG4011
SCLG4013 Sociology Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: SCLG4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
refer to SCLG4011
SCLG4014 Sociology Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: SCLG4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
refer to SCLG4011