Sociological Foundations

SOC10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or Term

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1

Dates:
6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

Results:
5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

Census:
1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23

Dates:
13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

Results:
4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

Census:
7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23


Corequisites

Nil
 
Alternative Tertiary Entry Program: Students who have passed SOC00002 are exempted from taking this unit and must select another unit in its place with advice from a Course Advice Specialist. 
 

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an introduction to the foundations of the discipline of sociology. Successful completion of this unit will prepare students to undertake study in the discipline at more advanced levels through their understanding of the sociological imagination and central sociological theories as applied to a range of current events and issues.

Unit Learning Outcomes
 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Apply a sociological perspective to the social world around them
2. Identify and differentiate between the major theoretical perspectives employed by sociologists
3. Define and use a range of key sociological concepts to appraise the ways in which social processes and social structures shape individuals and groups in contemporary society
4. Discuss and critique published work and communicate this through informed written argument
5. Undertake successful library-based research
6. Identify and utilise the referencing style required by this discipline