arts-ug-sociology

aos

Skip to content | Change text size
 

print version

Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences
School of Political and Social Inquiry
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, South Africa

Notes

  • The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries below. A minor only is available at South Africa. Also available via off-campus learning, though some later-year units may only be available in on-campus mode.

Description

Caulfield, Clayton and South Africa

Offered by the School of Political and Social Inquiry

The focus of sociological teaching and research is the study of industrial and post-industrial societies in a global context. It involves the investigation of diverse human groups, communities, institutions and organisations, and the networks of meaning and association that link individuals and groups to the broader social structures of such societies. The wide range of units available is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore broad theoretical and methodological issues. Sociology employs both classical and contemporary perspectives and uses a diverse range of interpretive, analytical and research skills in order to develop a critical understanding of the social institutions and processes of industrial and post-industrial societies.

Introductory sociology introduces students to a variety of perspectives and substantive areas of sociology: socialisation, deviance, the family, sexualities and gender, industrialisation and globalisation, class and social inequality. In later years, sociological theories and methods are examined in greater detail. A wide range of electives are available, many of which give students an understanding of the diverse aspects of Australian culture in its global context.

Gippsland and off-campus learning

Offered by the School of Humanities, Communication and Social Sciences

Sociology is the study of social life. Since all human behaviour is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organised crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the large-scale issues of global development and social change to the more immediate issues of everyday relationships within our family, friends and communities. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organisations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Its broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge makes sociology one of the most versatile and valuable university majors.

Units

Caulfield, Clayton and South Africa

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in sociology must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • SCY1100 Introduction to sociology l
  • SCY1200 Introduction to sociology ll

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in sociology must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including a minimum of one unit from List A and one unit from List B. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

A maximum of two 'additional elective' units (12 points) can be taken.

Core
List A: Theory options
List B: Methods options
Electives
Additional electives

Students can also choose a maximum of two units (12 points) from the following:

Units not offered in 2010

Electives:

Additional electives:

Gippsland and off-campus learning

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in sociology must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • SCY1801 Sociological reflections on everyday life
  • SCY1802 Global sociology

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in sociology must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including a minimum of one unit from List A and both units from List B. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.
Core
List A: Research methods

One of:

List B: Theory

Both of:

  • SCY3815 Structure and analysis in sociology
  • SCY3816 Interpretation and meaning in sociology
Elective

Units not offered in 2010

Electives:

Relevant Courses

Diploma

  • 2457 Diploma in Arts (Sociology)
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 1275 Bachelor of Communication
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1731 Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3926 Bachelor of Sports Promotion and Events Management

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 3911 Bachelor of Arts (Communication) and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 2130 Bachelor of Arts (Communication) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1802 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3904 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 3909 Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts