- Code SOCY2023
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest History, Political Sciences, Sociology, Demography, Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Fangqi Wen
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2022
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This course examines contemporary Chinese society (1949 to the present). It has three main objectives: (1) to examine the social institutions and structures (e.g., family, household registration system, and education system) shaping everyday life, and the major sources (e.g., gender, urban/rural origin, and class) of inequality in Chinese society; (2) to understand contemporary Chinese society from historical perspectives (e.g., the socialist and post-socialist transitions), and explore the causes and consequences of social change and continuity; and (3) to examine Chinese society from a comparative perspective (e.g., inequality level by international standard), and in relation to key concepts and debates in sociology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the structures, institutions and processes shaping contemporary Chinese society;
- Apply key concepts in sociology to evaluate debates about the nature of contemporary Chinese society, the relationship between historical continuity and change, and major social issues facing China;
- Critically examine empirical research findings on social issues in China;
- Understand Chinese society by comparing its past with the present and its key statistics by international standards;
- Develop analytical tools and research for more advanced academic training.
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]
- Tutorial presentation (10) [LO 2,4,5]
- Critical response essay (1,000 words) (15) [LO 2,3]
- Research essay (2,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- 2 hour exam (take home) (25) [LO 1,3]
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120 hours consisting of 10 hours per week reading the assigned materials, prepare tutorial presentations, and write the critical response essay or the research essay.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7288||25 Jul 2022||01 Aug 2022||31 Aug 2022||28 Oct 2022||In-Person and Online||View|