Introduction to Sociology 2
School of Political and Social Inquiry
South Africa Campus
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 2
Semester 2 2010
Staff and Unit Information
Associate Professor Dharma Arunachalam (Australia)
Lecturer – South Africa
Dr. Roseline M. Achieng’
Office # 2.10, Block C
Wednesday: 10.00hrs – 13.00hrs
Any other time by appointment only
Mrs.Jackie Horn – email@example.com
Mr. Sibonilo Shozi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Horn # 2-14, Block C
Sibonilo Shozi - to be announced in class and posted on the sociology notice board
A unit of 3 hours per week, made up of 1 x TWO hour lecture and a one hour tutorial. This subject consists of three sections:
Section 1 – Families and Relationships
Section 2 –Sociology of Health and Medicine
Section 3 – Population and Society
Aims of the Unit
To build on the sociological knowledge and skills students were introduced to in the first semester in SCY1100. •
To consolidate understanding of basic concepts and theories in the discipline of sociology. •
To further develop analytical, argumentation and critical skills.
By the end of this semester students are expected to:
Have a basic knowledge of major sociological concepts and theories. •
Have acquired an understanding of the sociological perspective. •
Have developed the fundamental library research skills necessary to complete the assessment tasks required by this subject. •
Have acquired appropriate essay writing techniques and critical analytical and argumentation skills to be able to tackle second year units.
Lecture and Assessment Timetable
July 19th – 23rd
July 26th – 30th
Section 1: Families and Relationships
Love, romance and dating
August 2nd – 6th
Cultural diversity and families
August 9th – 13th
Work and families
August 16th – 20th
Divorce and re-constituted families
August 23rd – 27th
Section 2: Sociology of Health and Medicine What is health and health care?
Due on Aug 25
August 30th – 3rd Sep.
From ‘sick role’ to ‘surveillance medicine’
Sept. 6th – 10th
The illness experience
Sept.13th – 17th
Challenges in health and medicine
Sept. 20th – 24th
Section 3: Population and Society
Global Population Growth
Sept. 27th – Oct. 1st
MID SEMESTER BREAK
Oct. 4th – 8th
Due on Oct.6
Oct. 11th – 15th
Childbearing in Australia/South Africa and Africa
Oct. 18th – 22nd
Review. Exam preparation
2 x Short Essays @ 30% each
2 hour exam (3 short essay questions) at end of semester
Class/Tutorial attendance and participation
You are required to research and write two short essays which need to be handed in by the following due dates and in your tutorial groups.
Due by August 25
Due by October 6
Plus or minus 100 words.
Essays longer than 1600 words will be penalised by 10%.
Note: The Reference list does not form part of the required word length.
Submission of Essays: Short essays are to be handed over to your tutor in your respective tutorial group. Attach a First Year Sociology Cover Sheet with all details filled in. Remember to make a copy of your assignment before submitting it. Essays will not be accepted as email attachments. Marked essays will be returned by your Tutor in the Tutorials.
Work submitted after the due date without a formal extension or application for Special Consideration will be treated as follows:
A 5% penalty applies for the first day of the missed deadline. •
SCY1200: Introduction to Sociology 11, 2010
Van Krieken, R. Habibis, D. Smith, P. Hutchins, B. Haralambos, M. Holborn, M (2006) Sociology: Themes and Perspectives (3rd ed) Frenchs Forest: Pearson Longman
Available from the campus bookshop
Giddens A., 2009, Sociology, 6th edition, Polity Press, Cambridge.
Newman D. M., 2006, Sociology: Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life,
6th edition, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA.
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