Major - Sociology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1021.1

Related Courses

1667.2 Bachelor of Social Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The major in Sociology provides students with a thorough training in the methods, theories and select leading areas of contemporary sociology. As well as units in which methods and theories are taught, through the social science core, students enrolled in the Sociology major will have opportunities to study a number of particular themes from a sociological perspective, including inequalities, deviance, identities, gender, religion, medicine and health care, ethnicity and migration, and the family, among other possibilities. A BSS with a major in Sociology will prepare students for both employment and a research higher degree.

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points from the following units

Autumn session

101609 Comparative Studies of Families and Kinship
101610 Health, Illness and Biomedicine: A Sociological Perspective
101611 Home and Away: Ethnicity and Migration in Australia
101612 Identity and Belonging
101608 Inequalities and Difference
101359 Sociology of Religion

Spring session

101886 Brave New World: Negotiating Social Change in the 21st Century
101330 Self and Society

And one of

101631 Power, Deviance and Society
102039 Crime, Deviance and Society

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