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SOCI1010 – Introduction to Sociology: Understanding everyday life

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstance

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Selvaraj Velayutham
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
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Unit description Unit description

In this unit you are introduced to the analysis of everyday situations such as the home, the street, work, shopping, community, neighbourhoods, and various sites of leisure and entertainment. We also reveal and scrutinize the many tools and props that we use to negotiate these everyday activities (eg, clothes, mobile phones, automobiles, computers, furnishings etc) and explore the hidden social forces that shape our lives.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: demonstrate awareness of the history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life.
  • ULO2: demonstrate a broad understanding of how the ‘sociological imagination’ can be applied to our everyday lives.
  • ULO3: demonstrate the ability to summarise and apply important readings in sociology and the sociology of everyday life.
  • ULO4: demonstrate an awareness of a range of research skills, such as ethnography and visual analysis, used to carry out research in the area of the sociology of everyday life.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Reflection essay 20% No Sunday 29 Aug 2021 (11.59pm)
Online Quizzes 20% No Sunday 17 Oct 2021 (11.59pm)
Take-home Exam 40% Yes Sunday 7 Nov 2021 (11.59pm)
Participation 20% No Ongoing

Reflection essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: Sunday 29 Aug 2021 (11.59pm)
Weighting: 20%

 

A reflective essay on an everyday space.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate awareness of the history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life.
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of how the ‘sociological imagination’ can be applied to our everyday lives.
  • demonstrate the ability to summarise and apply important readings in sociology and the sociology of everyday life.
  • demonstrate an awareness of a range of research skills, such as ethnography and visual analysis, used to carry out research in the area of the sociology of everyday life.

Online Quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 4 hours
Due: Sunday 17 Oct 2021 (11.59pm)
Weighting: 20%

 

Students complete weekly quizzes which test lecture and reading material.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate awareness of the history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life.
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of how the ‘sociological imagination’ can be applied to our everyday lives.

Take-home Exam

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 60 hours
Due: Sunday 7 Nov 2021 (11.59pm)
Weighting: 40%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

 

At the end of the course, students will have a take-home exam consisting of short answers to questions. The exam will cover content from the whole course.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate awareness of the history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life.
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of how the ‘sociological imagination’ can be applied to our everyday lives.
  • demonstrate the ability to summarise and apply important readings in sociology and the sociology of everyday life.
  • demonstrate an awareness of a range of research skills, such as ethnography and visual analysis, used to carry out research in the area of the sociology of everyday life.

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Ongoing
Weighting: 20%

 

Students are expected to participate in the weekly exercises, discussions and tasks as directed

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • demonstrate awareness of the history and importance of the study of the sociology of everyday life.
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of how the ‘sociological imagination’ can be applied to our everyday lives.
  • demonstrate the ability to summarise and apply important readings in sociology and the sociology of everyday life.
  • demonstrate an awareness of a range of research skills, such as ethnography and visual analysis, used to carry out research in the area of the sociology of everyday life.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Writing Centre for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Lectures  are delivered live via zoom (Tue 11am-1pm) and the recording uploaded to ECHO platform on ilearn. 

All required and recommended readings are listed on ilearn.

 

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