Unit

School Of Social Sciences

Investigating and Communicating Social ProblemsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102816.1

Discipline: SOCIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Rowena Butland


Equivalent Units
400337 - Social Research Methods

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 WSU Online Trimester 3  Yes  WSU Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit builds interdisciplinary social science skills to investigate and engage with social challenges that impact contemporary society. Students are introduced to the methods and principles of research for community consultation, strengths assessment and capacity building. Data literacy skills will be developed, with a focus on understanding and creating qualitative and quantitative data and how they are used within contemporary society. Students will be asked to investigate and intervene in social challenges using ethical and evidence-based analyses. The unit is aimed to suit students who are pursuing either a research or occupational trajectory and assessments are tailored to discipline-appropriate learning.


Courses
1665.3Bachelor of Community WelfareSUSPENDED
1666.4Bachelor of Social WorkCURRENT
1667.4Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1709.2Bachelor of Criminal and Community JusticeCURRENT
1710.3Bachelor of CriminologyCURRENT
1713.2Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social WorkCURRENT
1732.2Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)CURRENT
1733.1Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced)CURRENT
1734.3Bachelor of Policing (Leadership Program)CURRENT
1735.1Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development StudiesCURRENT
1790.1Bachelor of AnthropologyCURRENT
1807.2Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1808.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1844.2Bachelor of PolicingCURRENT
1874.1Postgraduate Bridging Program (Social Work)CURRENT
2538.10Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2766.4Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2767.4Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3729.3Bachelor of Design and TechnologyCONTINUING
3730.3Bachelor of Industrial DesignCONTINUING
3731.3Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)CONTINUING
6023.2Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
6025.2Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Criminal and Community JusticeCURRENT
6027.2Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development StudiesCURRENT
6044.1Diploma in Social Science (Policing)/Bachelor of PolicingCURRENT


Specialisations

SM3106.1Sustainable FuturesCURRENT




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