University of Newcastle Australia program

Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction

This program, SOCA1010, introduces the sociological perspective through an exploration of current social and cultural issues.

Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction

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

An introduction to sociological theory and practice.

Introduces the sociological perspective through an exploration of contemporary social and cultural issues. Topics may include: socialisation and identity, sex and gender, race and ethnicity, class and social inequality, globalisation and work, deviance and social control, and media and popular culture. Key sociological concepts and theories are used to examine social patterns, social action and social change.


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Courses

4 courses

The University of Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our degree programs are internationally recognised. Our research is world-class and diverse and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. UON is ranked 207th in the prestigious 2020 QS World University Rankings and is consistently in the top 10 Australian universities for research.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain a range of sociological perspectives, concepts and research approaches.

  2. Understand and analyse inequality and power using sociological literature.

  3. Plan sociological research using foundational information literacy skills.

  4. Communicate sociological research findings.

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