Course Title: Sociology

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6077

Course Title: Sociology

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 68.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2010,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Anthony Trevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254512

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course explores the nature and development of Australian society, the major forces and historical events that have shaped Australian society, the nature and experience of inequality, the power structures and processes that influence and maintain inequality and some of the major theories that explain why our society operates in this way

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQM392 Sociology


01. Outline the cultural development of Australian society

02. Outline the historical development of sociology

03. Outline the development of social theory

04. Describe the bases of power in society

05. Identify major institutions in society and explain how they impact on power and inequality

06. Explain how value systems, social roles and gender contribute the perpetuation of inequalities

07. Describe how inequality affects particular groups in society and how this affects behaviours and experience

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of: participation in classroom and Learning Hub activities, a group work project, two presentations and a research report (TBC)