Credit points


Minor available at

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


Blacktown- Not on offer (2022)

Additional information

Sociology is one of the most relevant disciplines for understanding complex social, cultural, and political phenomena today. Often cited as the "Queen of Disciplines" due to it producing a number of key ideas used by many subjects that study society and culture, sociology offers students a range of exciting theoretical, methodological, and conceptual tools for an understanding of human action, social and systemic change, institutions, and the deeper meanings of life. With subject matter such as globalisation, religion, health, work and economy, social movements, gender, and culture, sociologists are often crucially involved in a number of key debates around the ideas and events that impact on real people and their communities. All of these areas are a part of the sociology sequence at the ACU. Operating in both government and private industry, sociologists are employed in a variety of roles that centre on people and their environments including community project officers, policy planners and researchers, marketers and social media publicists. Sociology at the ACU helps students acquire high-order transferrable skills in reasoning, theorising, communicating, and research to do with a broader and deeper perspective of events, all of which are highly sought after by employers.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A);

b. at least 20 cp from 200- or 300-level units (Part B).

Part A : 100-level units

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
SOCS100 Introduction to Sociology 10
SOCS108 Contemporary Society and Change 10

Part B : 200/300-level units

Complete at least 20 of the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
SOCS200 All the Feels Emotions Society Culture 10
SOCS201 Social Justice and the New Economy 10
SOCS202 Culture: Rights, Representation, Resistance 10
SOCS206 Globalisation, Religion and Modernity 10
SOCS208 The Power of Social Connection: Social Capital Revealed 10
SOCS209 Race and Ethnicity: Australian and Global Perspectives 10
SOCS210 The Social and Cultural Life of Fijian Young People 10
SOCS226 Global Youth Cultures 10
SOCS234 Sociological Theory and Practice 10
SOCS235 Health, Illness and Wellbeing 10
SOCS239 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality 10
SOCS243 Global Health 10
SOCS244 Difference and Diversity: Social and Sexual Health 10
SOCS300 Power Wealth and Welfare: Social Issues and Policy 10
HUMA332 Arts and Humanities Special Project 10 Restriction requirement for HUMA332. A quota applies to this unit. An application process applies for special projects on offer and academic merit will be considered. The student must have a GPA of at least 5.5 and be undertaking a major taught by the National School of Arts and Humanities (not including Education Studies, Mathematics and Technology). Permission from the National Head of School is required prior to enrolling in this unit.

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