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2013 HGA299 Australian Society

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HGA399

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HGA299 Distance(H,L,W,I,N) H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Summer H On Campus Offering in H 14-JAN-2013 18-JAN-2013 21-JAN-2013 25-JAN-2013
Spring H Distance Offering in H 09-DEC-2013 27-DEC-2013 30-DEC-2013 17-JAN-2014
Spring I Distance Offering in I 09-DEC-2013 27-DEC-2013 30-DEC-2013 17-JAN-2014
Spring L Distance Offering in L 09-DEC-2013 27-DEC-2013 30-DEC-2013 17-JAN-2014
Spring N Distance Offering in N 09-DEC-2013 27-DEC-2013 30-DEC-2013 17-JAN-2014
Spring W Distance Offering in W 09-DEC-2013 27-DEC-2013 30-DEC-2013 17-JAN-2014

* 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).

This unit can be taken in other courses
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DESCRIPTION

Uses a number of sociological concepts, such as (post)industrial society, democracy, individualism and modernity, as tools for understanding the changing character of Australian society. These tools are used to interpret new developments in such topical areas as class and work, citizenship and social movements, social identity and community, consumerism and globalisation. In analysing these key thematic areas, there will be an emphasis on the divergent ways in which social groups react to changing social conditions. Core aims of the unit are to teach the skills involved in using sociological concepts to make sense of social trends in Australian society, and in applying social data to assess the accuracy of sociological predictions about the direction of social change.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

HGA299: (1) On-line discussion questions and participation totaling 750-words over unit duration (30%); (2) 500-word Case Study (30%); (3) 2,000-word Essay (40%)

HGA399: (1) On-line discussion questions and participation totaling 750-words over unit duration (30%); (2) 500-word Case Study (30%); (3) 2,500-word Essay (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN:

Summer: Internal delivery. Teaching dates: 14 - 18 & 21 - 25 January 2013. Times: 2 - 5pm daily (includes 1.5 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial daily)

Spring: Distance. Web-based delivery across two weeks; Week 1: 9 - 13 December 2013, Week 2: 13 - 17 January 2014. Material will be uploaded to MyLO at the start of each week.

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Fully online - H,L,W,I,N
This unit is taught entirely online
About Flexible Study Options

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Summer)
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Spring)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Spring)

STAFF: Brendan Churchill

FEES
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KEY

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.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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