• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Sociology
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Health Medicine and the Body, Social Research, Sociology, Human Rights
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Topic for Semester 1 2017: ‘From Gutenberg to Digital Disruption: Sociology & Communication Revolutions'

This course offers students a unique opportunity for the advanced study of a special thematic in the discipline of Sociology. The course content will vary from year to year in response to emerging theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues occurring in the discipline, and in accordance with the research interests and expertise  of School visitors and sessional staff. 

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Source and evaluate information relating to specific issues of sociological concern.
  2. Explain key conceptual and empirical  issues in written and/or oral form, at a level consistent with the expectations of the discipline.
  3. Use sociological theory, understanding, and methods to interpret and apply the material covered in the course in a critical fashion.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial and Wattle participation (10%) [learning outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Individual assessment tasks to a total of 4500 words or equivalent, which may include an examination and/or oral presentation (90%) [learning outcomes 1, 2, 3]

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Students are expected to complete 130 hours of study for this course, which includes 36 hours of contact with teaching staff and 94 hours of independent learning. Contact hours will be delivered as either:
a) a two (2) hour lecture and one (1) hour tutorial each week for 12 weeks; or
b) 36 hours of lectures and tutorials taught intensively over two weeks.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level Sociology (SOCY) or Criminology (CRIM) courses; or with permission of the course convener.

Prescribed Texts

All readings and texts required for this course will be posted on the course Wattle site.




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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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