|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Convenor & Lecturer
Brigit BusicchiaAdobe Technical Specialist
40cp at 1000 level or above
We engage in economic activities on a daily basis. We work to earn money, buy groceries, pay rent or mortgages, save for a holiday. In often invisible ways, these everyday activities of production and consumption are underpinned by social structures, cultures and ideologies. You will learn about the workings of the economy, labour markets and finance, and how economic activity is embedded in social relationships. You will be able to understand and address important issues of our time, such as the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, and unequal access to power and resources based on intersecting questions of gender, race and class.
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:
The Faculty policy in relation to late assessment submissions is as follows: Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests, etc.
|Class Participation||20%||No||Weekly during tutorial times|
|Quiz||15%||No||Week 7 (10/09/2021) & Week 11 (22/10/2021)|
|Analytical Writing||25%||No||every week between week 2 and 11|
Participate in class activities to learn to explain key concepts, analyse relevant issues and communicate insights to others.
Based on readings from the course, students will have to complete several quizzes.
Write a sociological analysis of a concrete economic issues or topic using specific course material.
At the end of the course students have to complete a final exam based on all course material from lectures, tutorials and readings.
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 course materials will be made available or accessible online via the SOCI2040 iLearn page.
All lectures will be delivered as pre-recorded lectures. At the time of writing this unit guide, Sydney is in COVID lockdown. We assume that all tutorials will be online tutorials on Zoom at this stage. The unit has been designed in a way that all assignment can be completed online.
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