Once you understand the social structure, you will be better equipped to operate within it and affect change. This online unit of study from Macquarie University will introduce you to the basics of sociology and help you to apply this lens to the Australian and global contexts.
The unit starts with a definition of the discipline of sociology and its history, teaching you to question social facts and cultural constructs. You will then apply this knowledge to focus on the traits of Australian families and a study of their typical elements including their make up, gender roles and language.
By taking in the impacts of religion, media, race and ethnicity, and a number of other environmental factors pertinent to life in the 21st century, you will start to build up a picture of what modern society looks like for different constituents.
The power of social dynamics to influence a society’s success in terms of employment, crime and social cohesion is also addressed, alongside the impact of globalisation on such elements.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Macquarie University, this unit is relevant to a range of arts and security studies qualifications.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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