- Code SOCY3124
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Legal Practice, Diplomacy, Communications, Human Rights
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr James Chouinard
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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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:
- Recognise the contemporary significance that is applied to 'impact' and 'outreach' in the social sciences and to appreciate the history and diversity of sociological contributions to public affairs.
- Understand the meaning, nature, importance and limitations of 'public sociology', 'action research', 'empowerment' and 'social movements' as each concept applies to the task of transforming society and emancipating marginalised groups.
- Identify key mediums, tools and opportunities that can be exploited to transform sociological knowledge into meaningful engagement with particular social issues.
- Utilise various channels to transmit sociological ideas into the public arena and to evaluate their affect on social perceptions and practices.
- Comprehend how sociologists working on contrasting research topics disseminate insights to different stakeholders and audiences thus maintaining the credibility and relevance of the discipline while extending its influence.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
Précis and Analysis Essay (1500 words, 25%) Learning Outcomes 1-2
Group Project (1500 words, 25%) Learning Outcomes 3-5
Synthesis Examination, 2 hours (held during the formal examination period) (40%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 39 hours of contact: 26 hours of workshops and 13 hours of tutorial-like activities.
b) 91 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsDan Clawson et al. (2007) Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-First Century, Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press
Schneider, C.J., A. Hanemaayer, M. Burawoy (2014) The Public Sociology Debate: Ethics and Engagement, Vancouver, BC: UBC Press
Agger, B. (2007) Public Sociology: From Social Facts to Literary Acts, Rowman and Littlefield.
Preliminary ReadingBurawoy, M. et al. (2014) 'Precarious Engagements: Combat in the Realm of Public Sociology', Current Sociology Monograph, 62(2), 135-291.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents taking this course are expected to have an advanced grasp of introductory sociology (equivalent to SOCY1002 and SOCY1004), sociological research methods (SOCY2038 or SOCY2043) and sociological theory (SOCY2040 or SOCY2161).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8083||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|