Families, Relationships and Sexuality

SOC20003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester / Teaching Period 

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21


50 Credit Points



Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to introduce students to various sociological perspectives on debates about families, personal relationships and sexuality.

Demonstrate an understanding of families and relationships as socially and culturally variable institutions and sets of practices, in keeping with a sociological perspective.
Interpret the main trends in family change and continuity in Australia and overseas, in light of sociological theories and historical evidence.
Describe the manner in which social forces shape personal life in relation to families and sexuality
Apply sociological concepts to their own experience of families
Demonstrate an ability to cooperate with and intellectually engage with peers in discussion.