|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Life in the 21st century is politically, economically and culturally fast-changing, increasingly diverse and technology-driven. In this unit, you will discover how sociologists understand society through topics such as culture and the economy, power and politics, gender and sexuality, self and identity, family and generations, social inequality and class, religion and race. It provides you with new and exciting ways to understand the contemporary world and your place within it. The skills and perspectives you learn will help you communicate complex ideas effectively and provide you with the analytical skills and perspectives you need to successfully navigate the politics, labour markets and diverse cultures in our rapidly changing world.
All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see www.open.edu.au
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
LATE PENALTY: Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.
If you are unsure whether or not you need to submit a request for Special Consideration. contact the unit convenor or your tutor before submitting it.
Special consideration requests need to be submitted through https://ask.mq.edu.au/
|Quiz||30%||No||week 4, 8 and 12|
|final online exam||50%||No||Week 13 (exact date & time tbc)|
Graded active participation in tutorials, evidence of reading and lecture attendance, participation in learning assistance activities. External students are graded on online discussion boards - including a weekly summary and interaction in forums
Several quizzes based on readings, lectures and tutorials have to be completed
A final online exam based on all lecture material, the readings and tutorial discussions will be set at the end of the course and delivered through iLearn and submitted through turnitin.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
All resources needed to complete this unit are available through or can be accessed via iLearn.
Online tutorials will be on Zoom for which we will post a link on iLearn.
For F2F tutorials, please check timetables to make sure you know the correct tutorial time and room.
If you are an OUA student we recommend you join one of the online tutorials on Zoom. Alternatively we will set up a weekly discussion forum where you can participate in writing.
A detailed outline of weekly topics can be found on iLearn.
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Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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