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ASC101 - Introduction to Sociology A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Zajdow




Incompatible with:

ASC201, ASC401

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit provides an introduction to sociology and introduces students to sociological concepts and theories in order to develop a sociological outlook. A main purpose of the study of sociology is to trace the relationship of the individual to the social world. This unit will take specific and familiar areas of interest for the beginning student, and through them develop ways of thinking sociologically. The unit will introduce students to some of the central questions asked by sociologists regarding the nature of society as a means of introducing students to the sociological perspective. Topics included are the consumer society, the sociology of the body and identity formation.


One essay 1800 words 40%, Seminar participation (Cloud (online) mode quizzes via CloudDeakin) 25%, closed book examination 35%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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