School Of Social Sciences

Understanding Society (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700049.4


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101551 - Understanding Society

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in extended diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory units listed in the course structure prior to enrolling in this University level unit. Students enrolled in 7057 Diploma in Social Science Extended or 7076 Bachelor of Social Science Extended (UWSC First Year Program) must have successfully completed 700212 Cultural Perspectives.

About this Unit
Understanding Society is a core unit in the Diploma in Social Science and Diploma in Social Science Fast Track which will introduce students in the first year of their studies to key concepts and theories used in examination of and for understanding social action, social policy, social institutions, social structure and social change. Students enrolled in the unit will be introduced to factual information concerning contemporary societies and the methods of interpreting such information. At the conclusion of their studies in this unit students will have been presented with opportunities to develop skills in critical reading and sociological analysis.

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