To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements of the degree in which you are enrolled:
To qualify for Honours in Sociology a student must complete satisfactorily 36 units of study as specified below. The program requires one year of full-time study or the equivalent part-time.
The aims of the Sociology Honours program are to:
- apply advanced sociological reasoning in understanding social life
- comprehend core and complex concepts and theories within sociology
- examine the changing relationships between individuals, groups and society
- highlight new social processes associated with social change, social
inequality and social conflict
- analyse social evidence by selecting and utilising an appropriate research collection method
- follow ethical requirements in conducting social research
- identify the range of ways that sociological knowledge can be applied in vocational setting.
Following successful completion of a major in Sociology students will be able to:
- identify how established and emergent structural factors shape the social world
- comprehend rapid social changes and the ways these are understood by competing sociological approaches
- appreciate recent societal developments relating to social class, ethnicity, gender, capitalism, nationalism and globalisation.
- explain how social problems emerge and the ways in which power is resisted in contemporary society
- develop an original research project that involves selection and analysis of an appropriate case, canvassing a range of relevant literature and providing logical conclusions.
- understand professional ethical norms and debates about conducting social research and safeguarding human subjects from harm
- argue for the role of sociology and social research in addressing social problems.
Program of study
To proceed to honours, students normally are expected to have:
Students undertake 22.5 units of thesis and 13.5 units of coursework topics.
Honours - Sociology - Thesis topics
22.5 units comprising:
SOCI7100A Sociology Honours Thesis (4.5/22.5 units) AND
SOCI7100B Sociology Honours Thesis (4.5/22.5 units) AND
SOCI7100C Sociology Honours Thesis (4.5/22.5 units) AND
SOCI7100D Sociology Honours Thesis (4.5/22.5 units) AND
SOCI7100E Sociology Honours Thesis (4.5/22.5 units)
Honours - Sociology - Coursework topics
13.5 units comprising:
SOCI7009 Social Theory Today (4.5 units)
SOCI7012 Advanced Sociological Research Methods (4.5 units)
SOCI7031 Research Principles and Practices (4.5 units)