Sociology of Everyday Life

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
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Sociology of Everyday Life unit from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University examines the history and importance of sociology in everyday life.

At the completion of this unit, students will understand how the 'sociological imagination' can be applied to our everyday lives. You will also be able to read, summarise and apply basic works in sociology to the sociology of everyday life.

Core learning outcomes also include skills useful in both tertiary education and vocational settings.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.

It’s recommended that you have completed the following unit or have equivalent knowledge:

  • Academic Learning Skills

Areas of study

In this Sociology of Everyday Life unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Making something of nothing?
  • The meaning of everyday life
  • Modernity, post-modernity and everyday life
  • Theorising the mundane
  • Researching everyday life
  • Social class and taste
  • Gender and the body
  • Cultural diversity
  • Ritual of food/the phenomena of fast food
  • Technology and media
  • Urban life

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture), Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture), Curtin University

This unit is an approved elective 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?

This unit equips graduates with sociology of everyday life research skills including ethnomethodology, semiotics, taste mapping and visual analysis. You will come away with an awareness of the importance of the study of sociology and how it’s applicable to everyday life, and be able to conduct research in this area.

You skills will prove useful in tertiary education as well as a range of vocational settings.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sociology of Everyday Life 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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