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The Introduction to Sociology unit from Open Universities Australia, provided by Murdoch University, will prompt you to ask questions about society and its influences on individuals. You will be encouraged to question whether we are products of our social environment, how far gender, class, ethnicity and ideology influence our behaviour, and how power is used and by whom. You will be introduced to the research and insights of sociological theory, which you will apply to examine Australia’s social institutions, power and inequality and the possibilities of social change.
At the end of the 12 weeks, you will understand the history of sociology and be confident in using the tools of sociological analysis. This unit will help you recognise the relevance of sociology in contemporary issues, analyse the work of past sociologists and engage creatively with the relationship between the individual, society and the globe. The Introduction to Sociology unit will require research, reading and library skills as well as effective communication and writing skills.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit:
In this sociology unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a elective requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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