* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
SAMS is a core unit for students completing a sociology major. It provides students with an understanding of the theoretical models and concepts developed by sociologists to explain the major social transformations of Western industrial democracies from the end of the 18th century to the present. The unit outlines the general patterns of social change, focusing on concepts and theoretical accounts offered by key social theorists. Throughout the unit students are provided with an opportunity to apply sociological concepts and theories to events and processes in contemporary (advanced) Western democracies.
500 word assignment (10%), 2,000 word assignment (40%); 2 hour exam (50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Internal: 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly Distance: online lecture recordings, study guide and 2 x recommended study schools
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.