• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Sociology
  • Minor code SOCY-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Sociology is the study of social relationships in their various forms and of the social institutions and organisations that make up society. Sociologists study significant changes in the contemporary world including transformations in work arrangements, family life, growing inequalities between groups of people, and the impacts of global environmental change on everyday life. Emphasis is placed on the social forces and constraints which influence the way both small groups and large institutions work. By studying sociology, students learn to understand how individuals and groups shape and are shaped by their social world. Additionally, students learn methodologies and techniques that help them, as independent researchers, in developing skills necessary to study social change.

Learning outcomes

Completion of this minor will enable students to:

  • Understand key dimensions of social experience such as ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexual preference, religion, and nationality.
  • Use sociological concepts to understand and interpret social issues.
  • Develop more advanced reading, information literacy, research, presentation and writing skills.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
SOCY1002 Self and Society 6
SOCY1004 Introduction to Social Psychology 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
GEND2023 Gender, Sex and Sexuality: An Introduction to Feminist Theory 6
GEND2025 Gender, Health and Embodiment 6
GEND2026 Technoculture and the Body 6
POLS2096 Genocide Studies 6
POLS2100 Genocide - Post 1945 6
DEMO2001 Population Studies 6
DEMO2002 Population Analysis 6
SOCY2008 Risks, Hazards and Disasters 6
SOCY2021 Education and Society 6
SOCY2022 Environmental Sociology 6
SOCY2026 Excessive Appetites: Sociocultural Perspectives on Addiction, Drug Use and Gender 6
SOCY2030 Sociology of Third World Development 6
SOCY2038 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods 6
SOCY2040 Classical Sociological Theory 6
SOCY2043 Qualitative Research Methods 6
SOCY2053 Imagining the Future: The Social Origins of Utopias and Science Fiction 6
SOCY2055 Social Inequality in Comparative Perspective 6
SOCY2057 Relationships, Marriage and Family 6
CRIM2001 Doing Criminology: Research Methods in Crime and Criminal Justice 6
SOCY2059 Sociology of Resistance 6
SOCY2060 Mobile Societies 6
SOCY2061 Contemporary Chinese Society 6
CRIM2004 Dimensions of Crime: Identifying and Controlling Offenders 6
SOCY2063 Corruption in our world 6
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