School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Introducing the Social Sciences AWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102232.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 20

Equivalent Units
101551 - Understanding Society and 102170 - People, Place and Social Difference

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
The online version of this unit is only available to students enrolled in 1793 - Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies. Students will need the permission of the e-DAP (Dr Tim Griffin - t.griffin@westernsydney.edu.au) to enrol in this unit if they are not enrolled in 1793 - B Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies.

About this Unit
This unit addresses the nature of the social sciences and the ways that it has developed as a set of disciplines through a process of questions, arguments, evidence and evaluation. In particular, this unit covers the social science of place and social difference and inequalities, making and remaking of society, self and society, consumption, affluence and waste. Integral to these content areas is an understanding of social sciences methods and evidence for describing and explaining contemporary society. This unit provides the foundation and continuum of studies in the social sciences with its companion unit: Introducing the Social Sciences B.

1793.1Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological StudiesCONTINUING
1794.1Diploma of Social Sciences and Psychological Studies (exit only)CONTINUING

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