Sociology, Major (0030)
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0030
Previous Code: M1073.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program 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 subjects 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 Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) with a major in Sociology will prepare students for both employment and a research higher degree.
|Liverpool Campus||Internal||Professor Mary Hawkins|
|Penrith Campus||Internal||Professor Mary Hawkins|
Students must complete 80 credit points from the following subjects, with a minimum of 30 credit points at Level 3.
|Autumn session||Credit Points|
|HUMN 1057||Doing Sociology||10|
|HUMN 1007||Brave New World: Negotiating Social Change in the 21st Century||10|
|HUMN 2027||Health, Illness and Biomedicine: A Sociological Perspective||10|
|HUMN 2028||Identity and Belonging||10|
|HUMN 2025||Families and Intimate Life||10|
|HUMN 2065||Self and Society||10|
|HUMN 3049||Home and Away: Ethnicity and Migration in Australia||10|
|HUMN 3075||Sociology of Religion||10|
|HUMN 3098||Genders and sexualities: beyond the binary||10|
|Total Credit Points||90|
The subject listed below counts towards completion of this major for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.
CULT 1005 - Crime, Deviance and Society, replaced by HUMN 1057 Doing Sociology