University of Newcastle Australia program

Social Analysis: Key Perspectives in the Social Sciences

This program, SOCS2200, examines key topics and perspectives in the social sciences.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Apply key concepts and perspectives in the social sciences to contemporary social problems and trends.

Social Analysis: Key Perspectives in the Social Sciences covers theory and contemporary research on: class, culture and inequality; institutions and social control; concepts of identity including classed and gendered identities; the nature of embodied experience; globalisation and social change; the relationship between science and society; and other topics to be developed in collaboration with students.

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe a range of social theories and research relevant to the Social Sciences.

  2. Compare and contrast social theories informed by the relevant literature.

  3. Apply the insights of social theory to professional practice in the Social Sciences.

  4. Demonstrate effective communication of social theories at an intermediate level.

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