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SCLG3612: Sociology of Culture

2024 unit information

This unit will examine key issues in the sociology of culture, using a combination of traditional lectures and tutorials and a flipped classroom approach. It will explore a range of frameworks for understanding cultural practices, productions, and media representations. It aims to link culture to specific case studies to combine theory with research.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sociology and Criminology

Code SCLG3612
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology
SCLG2606 or SCLG2609
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of sociological approaches to the study of culture and media
  • LO2. develop a high-level knowledge of methods for studying cultural practices and phenomena
  • LO3. think critically about cultural issues and the political and social debates that accompany culture
  • LO4. demonstrate conceptual ability, interpersonal communication skills and writing skills
  • LO5. describe and differentiate media forms and analyse their relevance with regards to contemporary society.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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