Sociological Theories of Modernity

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
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About this unit

This Sociological Theories of Modernity unit provides a focused study of modern society through the prism of sociological theories. Drawing on core concepts and key thinkers, this unit covers the many varied approaches to modernity provided by the discipline of sociology.

Using the touchstones of capitalism, industrialism, democracy, nationalism, individualism and bureaucratisation to anchor enquiries into modernism, this unit explores the antagonistic and complementary nature of these forces and their role in shaping society.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, you will be able to account for and explain the development of modern societies and project likely outcomes in an articulate and informed way.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply, however you are recommended to have completed the following units, or have equivalent knowledge, prior to enrolling:

  • Australian and Global Societies
  • Sociology of Everyday Life

Areas of study

In this Sociological Theories of Modernity unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Sociology and modernity
  • Capitalism and industrialisation
  • Democracy and equality
  • Political power and bureaucracy
  • Religions and belief systems
  • Science and technology
  • Identity

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

Skills gained from this unit may provide avenues of opportunity in cultural commentary, journalism, book/film/television critique. You may also wish to pursue further study and scholarship or work with advocacy groups, political lobbies or policy making groups.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sociological Theories of Modernity from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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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).

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