Introductory Sociology (6607.4)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate familiarity with some of the contributions of sociology to understanding contemporary society;
2. Identify and analyse some of the social processes that are constitutive of our social worlds and those of others, and how those social worlds interact with experience, self-identities and life-choices;
3. Apply sociological concepts to make sense of society and to develop confidence in thinking critically and reflexively about the social explanations and understandings we use and encounter;
4. Creatively use sociological imagination to explore, respond to, and negotiate complex social experiences where we are confronted by new freedoms but also by often bewildering social changes; and
5. Recognise, find, mobilise and critically engage sociological information and texts in your writing practice to sustain your own sociological argument.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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There is a set text from which required readings are set for each week: The Australian Way of Life: A Sociological Introduction by Alastair Greig. Purchase is highly recommended. All students are expected to read the set chapters before coming to tutorials. There are copies on reserve in the library.
All other required readings will be located on the Canvas website.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Submission for assessment items via Canvas
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
URKUND will be used to check for plagiarism for all assignments. Your assignments are to be written in your words and not cobbled together using the words of others.
All assessment items must be submitted with 7 days of the due date, unless an extension has been granted in advance. This is to allow for timely feedback for students.
Late submissions will be penalised 5% per day (including weekends).
Required IT skills
Word processing, internet searching and use of library search tools to access refereed journal literature, newspapers and other relevant information. Do the library tour and access the services at Study Skills for support.
Work placement, internships or practicums