ASC102 - Introduction to Sociology: the Sociology of Everyday Life

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Andrew Singleton
Cohort rule:Nil


Incompatible with: ASC202, ASC402
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.

GLO2: Communication


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

1000 words
or equivalent


Week 5
Assessment 2 - Essay 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 9
Assessment 3 - Research and Writing Exercise 1400 words
or equivalent
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.

Learning Resource

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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