sociology

Topics: Sociology, Social sciences, Social stratification Pages: 28 (4175 words) Published: April 9, 2014
Unit Name

Session

101551­Understanding Society

Autumn 2014

LEARNING GUIDE
School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Please read this document and the accompanying SSAPguide very carefully for everything you need to know about the unit. If you need help, check both (and your unit vUWS site) first. If you still need help, please contact us as per Section 2.1 of the SSAPguide. Unit Weekly Schedule Follows on next page for your convenience

Section 1: Unit Information















Unit code and name
Unit coordinator
Credit points
Teaching session
Welcome and key contacts
Consultation arrangements
Requirements other than those listed below
Improvements made recently to unit
Delivery: How unit is delivered
Attendance requirements
Textbook
Essential readings
Other resources
Referencing requirements

Section 2: Assessment Information






Course learning outcomes
Unit learning outcomes
How unit outcomes relate to course outcomes
Assessment summary
Assessment details: Full details for each assessment item

Section 3: Learning and Teaching Activities See Page 2

Section 4: Learning Resources See Section 1 for Texbook, Readings etc. • Literacy and/or numeracy resources

Section 5: Expectations Of and By You

See SSAPguide

UNIT REQUIREMENTS
Internet Access: You must have internet access for this unit, preferably high speed broadband (or use University facilities) vUWS: You must access the unit vUWS site at least twice a week to check for any new content or announcements iPad: Owning an iPad is strongly recommended, as some units are optimised for iPad FREE ADOBE READER: This Learning Guide is an Adobe PDF document with internal attachments. To access attachments you may need to download and open it in latest FREE Adobe Reader, available at http://get.adobe.com/reader/ You MUST use free Adobe reader app to access attachments on iPad.

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Unit Outline or Learning Guide

1

Unit Weekly Schedule
(Link to Handbook and timetable for unit: http://handbook.uws.edu.au/hbook/unit.aspx?unit=101551) Week Starts
1
24/2/2014
2
3/3/2014

Lecture
The Sociological Imagination
(Lecturer – Alphia Possamai­
Inesedy)

Tutorial
No tutorials this week

Reading
Learning
guide

Assessment
vUWS quiz

st
Culture and Socialisation (Lecturer 1 tutorial ­introduction to unit and Chapter 1 vUWS quiz
assessments
­ Alphia)
The Sociological Imagination

3
10/3/2014

Social Structure and Social
Interaction
(Lecturer – Alphia)

Culture and socialisation

vUWS quiz
please note quiz marks count
Chapter 2
toward final mark from this
week

4
17/3/2014

Global Stratification and Social
Class in Australia
(Lecturer – Alphia ­ MOOC style)

social structure and social
interaction

vUWS quiz
Chapter 3 Assessment 1:Essay plan due on
21/03/14 by 5pm online

5
24/3/2014

Sex, Gender and Ageing
(Lecturer – Alphia)

global stratification and social class Chapter 8 vUWS quiz

6
31/3/2014

Race, Ethnicity and Migration
(Lecturer ­ Alphia MOOC style)

sex, gender and ageing

Chapter 10 vUWS quiz

7
7/4/2014

Control, Power and deviance
(Lecturer ­ Alphia)

race, ethnicity and migration

vUWS quiz
Chapter 9 Assessment 2: Essay due on
11/04/14 by 5pm online

8
14/4/2014

SESSION BREAK NO LECTURES OR TUTORIALS

9
214/4/2014

Education
(Lecturer ­ Adam Possamai)

Control, Power and Deviance

Chapter 7 vUWS quiz

10
28/4/2014

Religion
(Lecturer ­ Adam Possamai)

Education

Chapter 12 vUWS quiz

11
5/5/2014

Bureacracy
(Lecturer ­ Adam Possamai)

Religion

Chapter 13 vUWS quiz

12
12/5/2014

Health Care and Biomedicine
(Lecturer ­ Alphia MOOC style)

Bureacracy

Chapter 6 vUWS quiz

13
19/5/2014

Risk and the Environment
(Lecturer ­ Alphia MOOC style)

Health care and Biomedicine

Chapter 15...
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