• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Sociology
  • Areas of interest Sociology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jason Payne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2014
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This course will review recent theoretical developments and empirical findings in a chosen area of sociology complementing other sociology courses. The particular focus of study may vary and include developments in micro and macrosocial theory as well as an analysis of cultural and structural change in informal and formal settings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic principles and practices that underpin social science research
  2. Understand the problems that arise in real world research on criminal justice topics
  3. Think critically about data and the methodologies used to collate and analyse data
  4. Source data and interpret information appropriately
  5. Communicate effectively both orally and in written form
  6. Achieve outcomes working within strict time constraints.

Other Information

From 2015 this course has been coded as CRIM 2001

Expected Classes 2014:

  • Monday Mon 7th July, 9:30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9th July, 9:30am - 5pm
  • Friday 11th July, 9:30am - 4pm
  • Monday 14th July, 9.30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 16th July, 9:30am - 5pm
  • Friday 18th July, 9:30am - 4pm

How to enrol into a course offered in a non-standard session (Summer Session, Autumn Session, Winter Session, Spring Session):

  1. Complete an Enrolment Variation Form available on the following website: http://students.anu.edu.au/manage/vary.php.   
  2. You must include the Course Code, Class number and Semester/Session.
  3. If the course requires Convenor approval (Departmental consent), the Lecturer section must be signed by the appropriate Course Convenor prior to submitting the Form.
  4. Submit the Form in person to the CASS Student Office located in the Beryl Rawson Building 13, Ellery Crescent or online to students.cass@anu.edu.au.
  5. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing, and submit your request as early as possible prior to the commencement of the relevant session.
  6. You are advised to check ISIS for the outcome of your request after this period.
  7. Please take note of the Overload Policy which may apply if you are enrolling in a non-standard session.

If you have questions, please contacts the CASS Student Office at students.cass@anu.edu.au.

Indicative Assessment

Critical Evaluation (20%) (1200 words) (LO 1,2,3 & 5)

Applied Theory Essay (20%) (1200 words) (LO 2,3,4 & 5)

Take-home Examination (50%) (LO 1-6)

Tutorial participation (10%) (LO 1,5)

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6 day intensive (generally 9am-5pm). Students are expected to undertake a further 90 hours of independent study including readings, quizzes and other assessment items (total 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 units of 1000 level SOCY courses; or permission of the convenorlecturer.

Assumed Knowledge

As a winter intensive, this course is highly interactive and utilises problem-based learning techniques to explore key social and criminological problems. Students are expected to actively participate in group and class discussions.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3132
2006 $3132
2005 $3132
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Doing Criminology
5636 01 Jul 2014 07 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Aug 2014 In Person N/A

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