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Understanding Contemporary Societies employs a broad scope, drawing together theories and methodologies from across the discipline of sociology into an online unit that will reinforce key concepts and enable deeper understanding of the field.
Offered for online study by Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, this unit unpacks the complexities of classifying and analysing contemporary societies, examining the labels modern, postmodern and traditional as well as a variety of more specific group-targeted approaches.
Using theoretical and empirical knowledge, you will explore concepts of gender, economy, public life and everyday life in the context of contemporary societies.
You must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit: One of the following two units:
One of the following four units:
One of the following two units:
In addition to the unit prerequisites, students must have completed an additional level 2 sociology unit and an additional level 3 sociology unit.
In this sociology unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective 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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This unit refines and develops critical skills in sociological analysis that are indispensable for further study in the field of sociology. Foundational knowledge is consolidated in this unit, essential for those undertaking enrolment in an Honours program in sociology and wishing to find employment in the field.
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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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.