L2 Sociology

L2SOCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Smythe

Sociology involves the critical analysis of how people organise and participate in group or collective behaviour, and how societies change over time. 

This course will provide an introduction to Sociology with a focus on theories about human behaviour, social research methods, the importance of the family, the process of socialisation and the influence of the various groups we belong to.

This course will be assessed to L2 Sociology Graded Unit Standards which are internally assessed. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 19 credits at L2. Graded Unit Standards offer Merit and Excellence grades as well as Achieved. Credits gained in this course align to one or more national qualification.


Pathway

L3 Classical Studies, L3 Economics, L3 Geography, L3 History, L3 Sociology, L3 Tourism

Required Prior Learning

Entry is subject to approval by HOD and dependent on proven performance in Year 11. The expectation is that students will have gained at least 14 credits in any L1 (Year 11) Social Science subject or the equivalent in English.


Course Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 8990 v4 Examine sociological theories
2
I
5
U.S. 8994 v4 Examine a social institution
2
I
4
U.S. 9002 v4 Conduct a guided quantitative sociological enquiry
2
I
6
U.S. 28120 v2 Examine a social process
2
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

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