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Sociology

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) allows you to undertake a minor research subject and coursework subjects in a specialist field of study at an advanced level. This course is equivalent to an Arts Honours program if the thesis component is taken. It serves as prerequisite entry to a Masters by Research or PhD for those who have not completed a four-year Arts (Honours) degree in the relevant area.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation should:

  • Be able to understand and critically engage with key theoretical and empirical approaches in sociology exploring the social patterns characterising contemporary societies;
  • Be able to understand and use advanced sociological research methods, whether in the form of critical engagement with secondary materials; document research; field work; or other forms of sociological research; and
  • Have developed a reflexive awareness of the social, ethical and cultural dimensions of sociological research, analysis and practice.

Structure

100 credit points

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation requires:

  • two compulsory subjects (25 points)
  • thesis subject (50 points)
  • elective subjects (25 points)

Total 100 points

Please note: Students must enrol in the thesis SOCI40006 Sociology Thesis Part 1 and SOCI40007 Sociology Thesis Part 2 over two consecutive semesters

Subject Options

Compulsory Subjects

25 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CRIM40002 Qualitative Research Methods
Semester 1
12.5
POLS40013 Social Science Research Seminar
February
12.5

Thesis Subject

50 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
SOCI40006 Sociology Thesis Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
SOCI40007 Sociology Thesis Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Elective Subjects

25 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CRIM90030 Criminology & Sociology Internship Pt 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CRIM90031 Criminology & Sociology Internship Pt 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MULT50002 Indigenous Peoples in Global Context
July
12.5
SOCI40003 Understanding The Life Course
Semester 2
12.5
SOCI90003 Comparative Social Policy
November
12.5
SOCI90004 Contemporary Social Problems
April
12.5
SOCI90005 Social Research Design and Evaluation
Semester 2
12.5
SOCI90011 Foundations of Social Policy
March
12.5
SOTH40001 Relationships in Modernity Not available in 2019 12.5
SOTH40002 Imagined Societies Not available in 2019 12.5

Links

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/ssps

Last updated: 4 October 2019