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In this online Introduction to Sociology unit you will learn about social science theory through Griffith University and Open Universities. You will be encouraged to examine established sociological theories which help to explain the human experience.
This unit will help you to develop basic skills in viewing world issues and concepts in the context of social sciences. This unit will look at current and past debates about social injustice and inequality based on race, class, ethnic and gendered differences. Each level of this, from the global down to the local, will be taught.
Different academic understandings and theories of Australian society and culture will also be examined and the way that these theories affect everyday life and also affect public policy and law.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
In this social sciences unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course/s:
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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Once you’ve finished this unit, you will have basic knowledge of current social science theories. You will be familiar with several key academic authors in the field and understand their various viewpoints.
You will also have a broader view of current social and political issues in everyday society and the capacity to form your own independent viewpoint with regards to these.
You will also be able to form an academic argument with reference to relevant studies and thoughts as well as learning how social scientists view everyday events and behaviour.
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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.