SOC101 Introductory Sociology (8)


This subject considers the nature of our society and how, as members of social groups, we are both shaped by and shapers of it. Sociology makes use of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies to generate knowledge and understanding of the social world. Issues explored by this subject include class, gender and ethnicity in modern society, class, work, modernity and globalisation.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
InternalDubbo Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SOC101
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and research tools used by sociologists and social scientists in general
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major schools of thought in social analysis
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the sociological analysis of social and cultural issues and moral endeavour
- be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of how society and social institutions operate
- be able to demonstrate an ability to evaluate contemporary issues and problems from a sociological perspective


The subject will cover the following topics:
- introduction to concepts - perspectives and fields of study dependent upon the subject coordinator's interests and areas of expertise


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.