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SOCL13031 - Leisure and Work

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Sociology of leisure is a contemporary area of sociology, compared to more conventional areas such as sociology of work. The subject of sociology of leisure was established in the latter part of the 20th century. Until then, leisure had often been seen as rather irrelevant, only a secondary feature of contemporary society. Leisure is now recognised as a major social institution, worthy of meaningful sociological inquiry, particularly in Western societies. Throughout this unit, students will explore the main differences between the sociology of leisure and the sociology of work, with a view to developing an understanding of how leisure and work activities are influenced by the individual’s immediate situation. Socioeconomic variables such as income, occupation or education will be used as frameworks to focus on empirical questions, such as the shifting of leisure patterns over an individual's life cycle, the relationship between leisure and work, and specific forms of leisure (such as the sociology of tourism).

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment 55%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the main differences between the sociology of leisure and the sociology of work.
  2. Articulate how the sociology of leisure and work can be explained by socioeconomic variables such as income, occupation or education.
  3. Express how leisure and work activities are influenced by the individual’s immediate situation.
  4. Convey how leisure and work time diminish or increase with age, family or marriage.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment