2018 Winter School Subject List

Introduction to Sociology 2 (SCLG1002) - Opens 10 May 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology and Social Policy
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Seamus Lachlan Barker - seamus.barker@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Greg Martin - greg.martin@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 14 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 200 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit provides students with an introduction to the discipline of sociology through an analysis of contemporary Australian society

Students will become familiar with the basics of doing social research as well as a number of key sociological perspectives and concepts in relation to a range of different social phenomena, including: class and inequality, gender and sexuality, national, racial and ethnic identity, the experience of Indigenous Australians, power and the state, social control, crime and deviance.

Please Note: See below for important related information per required readings and texts for this subject.


500wd Data Analysis Report (15%), 1500wd Essay (35%), take home exam (40%) & Tutorial Participation (10%)


Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 14 Jul 2017


Group 1: Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 12:00.

Group 2: Mon - Fri, 10:00 - 11:00.

LECTURES: Mon - Fri, 13:00 - 16:00



From Mon 10th July: Oriental Room S204, Quadrangle Building


Group 1:

All Tutorials - Oriental Room S204, Quadrangle Building

Group 2:

From Mon 10th July - Oriental Room S204, Quadrangle Building


The required reading for this unit of study is comprised of chapters from the textbook, Sociology 5th edition (2014) (van Krieken, Hbibis, Smith, Hutchins, Martin & Maton).

This book is available for purchase from the Co-op Bookshop located on the Darlington Campus (underneath the Sydney University Sports and Aquatic Centre).

A copy of this book is necessary for successful completion of the course, as we students will be reading 7 Chapters from it in preparation for lectures and tutorials.

You need to have completed the relevant reading prior to attending the tutorial for that topic. For example, on Tues 4th July, you must have read Chapter 4 from the textbook (on Research Methods) before coming to the tutorial (on Research Methods) that day.

Suggested additional readings will also be made available on Blackboard. These will be extremely beneficial in completing your assessment.