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APG4766

Faculty of Arts

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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.

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

Notes

Previously coded HSM4802

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

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.

Assessment

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

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

SCY4802, GSC4221