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UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Number & Suffix: 52
Full UC Title: UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY 
Transcript Title: UNDERSTANDING SOCTY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This course explores our contemporary society through sociological perspectives. Students are encouraged to develop a "sociological imagination," which seeks to understand how our identities are formed by social structures and historical patterns. Society in the 21st century is shaped by global flows of people, culture, finance, and potentially challenging national sovereignty. New technologies are redefining who we are, work patterns are continually changing, and new social problems are emerging. In this context, selfhood is in a process of rapid and uncertain transformation and categories such as gender, class, and the family are becoming unstable, leading to new and difficult-to-chart experiences and new forms of inequality. This course examines these changes using a number of key concepts including social change, power and conflict, inequality, identity, risk, individualisation, and networks. Drawing on these key concepts, the course examines the relationship between the individual, the collective, and key social institutions in the context of seeking to understand the complex and dynamic nature of human society. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY 
Partner University Department: Sociology 
Partner University Course Number: SOCI10001