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CC16 - Bachelor of Applied Sociology

Overview

Course Overview

Sociology is the one social science which embraces the whole range of human activities and this makes it a very wide field of study. As a result, it offers many opportunities for specialisation and these are reflected in the work of sociologists. The Bachelor of Applied Sociology combines core social science transferable skills with an emphasis on employability. In terms of title, structure and practical focus there is no equivalent program offered in Australia. The topic matter of the discipline is varied enabling students to explore a range of perspectives and methodologies used to understand social interactions and societal issues.

The program consists of a combination of core and elective courses, which thus provides students with the opportunity to develop core social science transferable skills whilst allowing the freedom to pursue areas of particular interest. The program draws on the University’s strengths as a distance education provider but also allows for students to take advantage of on-campus learning if preferred.

Career Information

Students graduating with the Bachelor of Applied Sociology degree will be employable in numerous and diverse professions within the public and private sectors. These include areas such as: industrial relations, criminal justice work, policy planning and implementation, case management, youth work, migrant and multicultural affairs, community organisations, non-government organisations (NGOs), overseas aid and development agencies, social research, public relations, publishing, personnel work and training. Graduates of the course will possess a sophisticated set of skills and knowledge including the ability to develop opinions and new ideas on societal issues; the ability to judge and evaluate evidence, verbal communication skills; showing initiative; being able to work in a way that is supportive of equality and diversity in the workplace and relating sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy. Typically, there is a considerable employment rate from such a course.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BAppSoc
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2015

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2014

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

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Term 1 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

English (4SA) 

International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CC17 - Advanced Diploma of Applied Sociology
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 1
2020 2
2019 4
2018 5
2017 9
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Australian Society Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify key social structures that shape individual and group relationships and underpin social change.
  • 2. Apply competing sociological theories or theoretical approaches to at least one area of social life.
  • 3. Draw on competing theoretical perspectives to critically review and analyse key areas of social concern.
  • 4. Critically analyse the effects of social inequalities, related to aspects such as gender, ethnicity and class in the development of individual and group identities.
  • 5. Articulate an understanding of the processes of production of sociological knowledge in the comprehension and critique of social life.
  • 6. Formulate conceptual sociological arguments related to key areas of sociological concern, through the use of evidence, evaluation and synthesis of competing perspectives.
  • 7. Engage in critical, analytical thinking and writing when presenting sociological knowledge.
  • 8. Relate the relevance of sociological knowledge for informing social and public policy in Australia.
  • 9. Employ sociological reasoning in the understanding of social relationships and structures in Australian and global contexts.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Social Research Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify key social structures that shape individual and group relationships and underpin social change.
  • 2. Apply competing sociological theories or theoretical approaches to at least one area of social life.
  • 3. Draw on competing theoretical perspectives and methodologies to critically review and analyse key areas of social concern.
  • 4. Critically analyse the effects of social inequalities, related to aspects such as gender, ethnicity and class in the development of individual and group identities.
  • 5. Articulate an understanding of the processes of production of knowledge used in the social sciences in the comprehension and critique of social life.
  • 6. Formulate conceptual sociological arguments related to key areas of sociological concern, through the use of evidence, evaluation and synthesis of competing perspectives.
  • 7. Engage in critical, analytical thinking and writing when presenting sociological knowledge.
  • 8. Critically review and analyse the range of methods and methodologies used in the production of sociological knowledge.
  • 9. Develop a research question around a subject of interest and conduct an analysis of relevant data.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11056 Australian Identity
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19064 Understanding Social Life
SOCL19070 Health and Medical Sociology
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL12054 Sociological Theory
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19072 Criminality, Deviance and Social Control
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH13008 Rural & Remote Allied Health Practice
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Australian Society Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

According to The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), sociology focuses on the organisation of social life. It looks at how people’s lives are influenced by their opportunities and experiences; and the impact that people have on society through taking action and creating change. Sociology provides insights into the ways factors such as class, wealth, race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability and religion shape people’s lives, but this is only one part of it. Sociology is diverse and covers all aspects of social life. Sociology is a perspective of the social world that values critical thinking. Sociologists question the commonsense and popular explanations of social life and look at the dynamics of power and inequality in everyday life. In this instance, the Australian Society major of the Bachelor of Applied Sociology will be the lens that students use to apply their sociological knowledge and skills to wider Australian society. Sociologists also acknowledge traditional owners and First Nations as the custodians of their lands, in Australia and internationally and acknowledge the rights of all people to live free from discrimination and disadvantage whatever their class, race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability or religion.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11059 Introducing Social Change
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11058 Science Technology and Society
SOCL11060 Being Bad
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
SOCL19081 The Body Sexuality and Society
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19071 State, Ethnicity and Gender
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL13029 Consuming Food, Health and the Environment
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives

Social Research Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

There is a growing demand in Australia and internationally for people with graduate qualifications in social research methods. The Bachelor of Applied Sociology (Research Methods) is a degree designed to provide training in social research methods. Graduates of this program will have practical skills in social science research that can be applied in government, non-government organisations (NGOs), and private organisations. Graduates will gain a solid foundation for undertaking, overseeing and evaluating research within the employment sector or for further studies within the social sciences. In particular, students taking this major will develop knowledge and understanding of research methods, analysis and statistical techniques.

 

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11061 Principles of Social Research
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11062 Social Research Foundations
PSYC11011 Personal and Professional Development
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19066 Community Analysis
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
ALLH12007 Research Methods for Health Professionals
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19076 Social Sciences Research Topic-Single Semester
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL13030 Program Evaluation and Tender Writing
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete electives
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

8 Elective Courses or a Second Major

 

Students have the choice to undertake either 8 elective courses or a second major.

 

Electives can be from any CQUniversity undergraduate course, provided prerequisite and corequisite requirements are met.

 

Those students undertaking a second major must select their courses from the majors as detailed in the Bachelor of Applied Sociology program. Please nominate both majors on your CQUCentral record and both names will appear on your official testamur.

 

Please note no more than 10 level one courses can be studied as part of this program.

 

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