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Minor (2020)

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Title Sociology
Organisational Unit Global Studies
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description Sociology analyses society and social behaviour by examining the groups, cultures, organisations, social institutions, and processes that people develop. Sociology helps us to grasp the connections between the personal and the social in a global context. Sociological knowledge and skills are increasingly important in a wide range of professions and occupations, and provide a broader perspective for understanding the world.
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Minor Structure - 12 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Units - 3 credit points

SOC134 Introduction to Sociology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

200 Level Units - 9 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

BRD201 Food Matters - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SOC203 Youth Identities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

SOC209 Religion and Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

COD214 Social Policy and Community Action - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SUS207 Overseas Aid and International Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AIS307 Indigeneity, Critical Theory and Social Justice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL226 Sex and Gender Matters - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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