Sociology

Semester 2 2020 unit of study availability

Some Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units of study originally intended to run in Semester 2, 2020 are no longer available.

A full and up-to-date list of units of study available in Semester 2, 2020 from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, can be found on this webpage.
 

Sociology

Honours

Honours in Sociology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

SCLG4101 Advanced Sociological Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 2000wd Critical commentary (20%), 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (30%), 1x 3000wd Journal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides theoretical, conceptual and analytic insights into substantive sociological research, so students might reflect on their own research processes. The aim is to investigate the variety of ways in which sociological research can be conducted and conceptualised, and to develop skills in the critical analysis of academic work.
SCLG4102 Advanced Social Science Methodology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 500wd Ethics paper (10%), 1x 2500wd Critical essay (40%), 1x 3000wd Comparative essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines a range of sociological research methods, including their historical and political locations and logics, with a view to providing students with a strong methodological framework to situate their own research practices, and to produce greater reflexivity about social research and writing in sociology.

Honours thesis units of study

SCLG4103 Sociology Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6x1hr supervision meeting/semester Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit provides students the opportunity to begin developing their own research project working closely with their supervisors and engaging in activities that will facilitate the timely completion of their research. Activities may include drafting a literature and methods review, submitting an ethics application, and the scoping for fieldwork.
SCLG4104 Sociology Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6x1hr supervision meeting/semester Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Working closely with supervisors, students produce an original piece of written sociological research, which may include the analysis of data gathered from fieldwork that is applied to relevant literature/s, or the writing of a thesis using secondary sources, which are analysed to produce an original contribution to knowledge.