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ASC308 - Sociology and the Modern World

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Jacobs
Prerequisite:ASC101, ASC102


Incompatible with:

ASC203, ASC408

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


Many sociologists envisage advanced societies entering a new phase, the transition from modernity to postmodernity. This unit examines theories of modern and postmodern societies. A range of illustrative social developments are studied through which the student will be able to:

  • develop critical thinking through analytical and conceptual thought;

  • practice interpretation of theoretical texts;

  • demonstrate reasoned points of view;

  • design and produce critical and evaluative written work;

  • locate social theory within contemporary issues and critically evaluate its place in political and democratic traditions.


Campus mode:

Essay 2000 words 50%, seminar paper 750 words and Seminar participation 15%, take home exam 35%.

Cloud (online):

Essay 2000 words 50%, online exercise (CloudDeakin site) 15%, take home exam 35%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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