1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Course context
Associated major: Sociology

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours); Bachelor of Social Work
Assignments; Tutorial participation; Examinations
Topic description
This topic introduces students to concepts and data used in the sociological study of everyday life. The topic explores how taken for granted elements of our lives can offer insight into societal patterns that are of great significance in the contemporary world.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with a grounding in key concepts and data that assist in developing a sociologically informed understanding of contemporary social life.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Integrate sociological concepts and data when describing and explaining patterns in contemporary social life

  2. Interpret data pertaining to patterns in contemporary social life

  3. Analyse relationships between individual lives and social structures.