ASC102 - Introduction to Sociology: the Sociology of Everyday Life
2023 unit information
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*
|Unit Chair:||Bernie East|
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus:|
1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online:|
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
NIKERI (CBD): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including fortnightly online workshops, as per Online students' scheduled learning commitments. Students must also attend and participate in 2 x 5-day (10-days) intensives at the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute, Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
The unit introduces students to the sociological study of everyday life, and the concepts and theories used by sociologists to analyse contemporary social issues and social change. Students will learn to apply the sociological imagination to areas such as health, family, youth, social movements, racism, crime, religion and sport. As part of this inquiry, this unit explores the role that race, gender, education, geographic location, age, culture, identity, and other structural factors play in shaping individual and communal life.
|ULO||These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
Identify and explain the key concepts and perspectives used in the sociological analysis of everyday life.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Demonstrate oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Use technology to find and present information.
GLO3: Digital literacy
Discuss social issues in both an Australian and global context.
GLO8: Global citizenship
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1 - Seminar/Online Exercises|| |
|Assessment 2 - Essay||1600 words |
|Assessment 3 - Research and Writing Exercise||1400 words |
|30%||End of Unit Assessment period|
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ASC102
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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