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2012 HSG108 Introduction to Sociology and Criminology

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: No

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SPECIAL NOTE: Unit taught at the Tasmania Police Academy as part of the BSocSci(Police Studies) Degree, In-service pathway.

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HSG108 H H H H H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Summer H On Campus 01-JAN-2012 13-JAN-2012 30-JAN-2012 26-FEB-2012
Sem 1 H On Campus 27-FEB-2012 23-MAR-2012 16-APR-2012 01-JUN-2012
Winter H On Campus 02-JUN-2012 12-JUN-2012 25-JUN-2012 15-JUL-2012
Sem 2 H On Campus 16-JUL-2012 10-AUG-2012 03-SEP-2012 20-OCT-2012
Spring H On Campus 21-OCT-2012 06-NOV-2012 26-NOV-2012 31-DEC-2012

* 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).

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DESCRIPTION
This unit introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists and criminologists to study society. It explains how sociological and criminological thinking challenges and extends common sense understanding of thesocial world. It provides the conceptual framework for explaining and interpreting both contemporary social transformations and every day social experiences. The unit provides students with (1) an understanding of sociological and criminological concepts, models and methods; and (2) an ability to apply these processes in modern society with a focus on power, deviance, crime, social order and social control.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 500 word written assignment (15%) 2000 word written assignment (40%) 2 hour end of semester exam (45%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 39 contact hours

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

   Flexible scheduling - H
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq Employed as a Tasmania Police recruit.
M.Excl HGA101, HGA102.

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Summer)
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Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Winter)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Spring)

STAFF: Professor Roberta Julian

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.

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