SOCIO101-19B (HAM)

Introduction to Sociology

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Sociology

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: rachel.gosnell-maddock@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Introduction to Sociology will give students a broad and inviting introduction into the discipline of sociology—the systematic study of
people in groups, organizations, and society. We will explore the ways that individuals come to understand themselves and others in
society, and the methods that sociologists use to study society. The paper provides a solid grounding in social analysis that leads into
subsequent papers in Sociology, Social Policy, Gender and Sexuality, and Work and Society.
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Paper Structure

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Students are expected to attend two one-hour lectures and one-hour tutorial each week.

Lectures begin on the first week of semester.

Tutorials begin on the second week of semester. Students will be able to select a tutorial time via Moodle during the first week of semester on a first come first serve basis.

Tutorials are a vital component of this paper, and it is important that you attend all of them.

You are expected to have completed the required readings prior contribution to discussions, and participate in the activities.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply the sociological imagination to everyday social issues.
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  • Describe the research methods sociologists use to examine society.
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  • Explain the main theoretical paradigms in sociology and use them as a lens to examine social phenomena.
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  • Illustrate how social institutions and culture influence individuals and events, and vice versa.
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  • Demonstrate how individual examples of inequality relate to structural dimensions of inequality.
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  • Understand the causes and consequences of globalisation.
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  • Write an essay that follows academic conventions using material based on library and netbased research.
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  • Write an essay that follows academic conventions using material based on library and netbased research.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 30% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 30% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Exam
30
2. Test
23 Aug 2019
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. On-line Quizzes
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Essay
27 Sep 2019
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Exploring Society: Sociology for New Zealand Students (4th Ed). R. McManus, S. Matthewman, C. Brickell, G. McLennan & P. Spoonley. (2019)

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Recommended Readings

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Required and Recommended Readings can be found on the paper's Moodle page.
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Online Support

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All lecture notes, grading schedules, and any additional material will be placed on Moodle.
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Workload

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This paper is worth 15 points. This entails 150 learning hours, which includes at least 34 hours of contact time. Students are expected to dedicate the remainder to completing reading and assessment tasks.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: SOCY101

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