Sociological Perspectives

SOC20004, formerly LSS201 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours over the teaching period (normally 3 hours per week)


Any two sociology units or LSS102 Explorations in Sociology

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of sociological theories and different forms of sociological explanation. It explores both historical and current traditions in sociology using contemporary case studies to ground sociological theories and concepts. The objective is for students to examine how differing sociological perspectives may inform or support practical outcomes, for example, formulating social policy and conducting sociological research. They also consider how values and ethics are implicated in social research, for example, in the choice of research problem and the outcomes; and in formulation of social policy.

Courses with unit

*From July, 2013 this unit will be taught at the Hawthorn Campus
NB: From Semester 1 2014, this unit will not be available and will be replaced by HAS201 Sociological Perspectives

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.