- Code SOCY1004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Sociology, Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Baptiste Brossard
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course will introduce theories and perspectives that have shaped (and continue to reshape) sociological understandings of the world around us. By investigating the relationships between economy, society and culture that inform the experience of everyday life – in Australia and around the world – the course will examine how social inequalities are reproduced and contested. Through a focus on the themes of ‘work’, ‘care’ and ‘identity’, students will develop critical awareness of how the organisation of social and economic life varies across time, by place and according to positionality. We will consider key issues emerging from the transition from industrial to post-industrial societies in the Global North, while working to decolonise dominant perspectives by resituating these debates in Global South settings – where the majority of the world live and work.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand major sociological theories of work relating to the organisation of society, economy and culture
- evaluate and compare the relevance of these theories in the Global North and Global South;
- apply these theories to everyday life and contemporary social issues; and
- reflect on and discuss their learning in relation to the course content using written and audiovisual media
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 4]
- Mid-Term Essay, approx 1000 words (25) [LO 1,2]
- Video Project, 4 minute video, with approx 500 word script (30) [LO 3,4]
- Take-Home Examination approx 2000 words (35) [LO 2,1]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of workshops; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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