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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Vaughan Higgins


Previously coded HSM4802


The application of sociological knowledge and the role of research in the evaluation of social issues. How sociological knowledge can be applied to explain the social dimensions and implications of substantive issues in contemporary Australian and other societies.


On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. Have developed an in-depth knowledge of contemporary sociological issues;
  2. Be able to use theoretical and conceptual frameworks for the analysis of contemporary sociological issues;
  3. Have developed an awareness and understanding of how research can be used for the analysis of contemporary sociological issues;
  4. Be able to evaluate the merits and limitations of programs dealing social issues.


Essay (5400 words): 60%
Seminar papers (3600 words): 40%


APG4761 and APG4762. First degree with a major in sociology or related discipline.


SCY4802, GSC4221