Sociological Perspectives

SOC20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


50 Credit Points



Aims and objectives

To develop students’ knowledge of classical and contemporary sociological perspectives, and to explore the ways in which these support social research and policy.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Articulate the major theoretical perspectives employed in analysis of the social world, and in policy development.
2. Distinguish between the major theoretical perspectives and research methodologies employed by sociologists.
3. Compare and contrast major theoretical perspectives as applied to the social world.
4. Relate the major theoretical perspectives to issues of power, identity, truth, agency, social structures, social change

Courses with unit

 BA-ARTS3 Bachelor of Arts
BA-ARTSPROF Bachelor of Arts Professional
BB-ARTBUS1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
BB-ARTSC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSART Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-LAWART Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts