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This course investigates how we attempt to build security and attachment in our world. Investigating the regulation of behaviour through governance and culture, the course will demonstrate the relevance of a sociological approach to understanding how our social systems work, and sometimes fail. The course uses current, relevant materials to develop a strong set of analytical skills needed for strategy, policy and advocacy development. Making Social Worlds is ideal for students who have previously studied the social sciences and want to consolidate their understanding of sociology.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 15-20 hours study time per week for each 60 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course contact us
1.Inclusion and exclusion – how social systems work to include some individuals and exclude others.
2.Security – how our sense of safety and security is created out of material practices and through the types of ‘stories’ told in media and other cultural institutions.
3.Attachment – how attachments between people and things are constantly made and remade through social processes.
4.Conduct – the shaping of behavior through habit, knowledge and legislation.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1.Critically evaluate key sociological contributions to the study of social worlds, in particular relation to security.
2.Critically evaluate key sociological contributions to the study of social worlds, in particular relation to attachment.
3.Critically evaluate key sociological contributions to the study of social worlds, in particular relation to conduct.
4.Understand and explain how matter, mediation and the individual manifest as sociological concerns in accounts of the making of social worlds.
5. Compare and evaluate how matter, mediation, and the individual manifest as sociological concerns in accounts of making of social worlds.
6.Compare and evaluate the different sociological approaches to the issues of security, attachment and conduct.
7.Explain the utility of social science approaches in a chosen vocational environment
Access to the Internet.