Courses and Units
How to Study Sociology at UNE:
The BA is a broad-based Arts degree in which you can also study related fields such as history, human and physical geography, literature, linguistics, philosophy and politics.
The BSocSci is for students who wish to major in sociology and/or psychology plus a range of other social science majors.
In either degree program, you can choose sociology units such as:
- Media and Society
- Globalisation, Development and Social Change
- Sex and Sexuality
- Health and Illness
- The City and Social Thought
You will also be given a thorough grounding in social research methods and analysis.
A list of courses and units in sociology are found by expanding the tabs below:
|Advanced Diploma in Arts|
|Bachelor of Arts|
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business|
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws|
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science|
|Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching|
|Bachelor of Social Science|
|Master of Philosophy|
|Doctor of Philosophy|
|Graduate Certificate in Arts|
|Graduate Diploma in Humanities|
|Master of Arts|
|Bachelor of Arts with Honours|
|Bachelor of Social Science with Honours|
|Unit ID||Unit Title|
|SOCY100||Introduction to Sociology|
|SOCY110||Foundations of Society|
|SOCY300||The City and Social Thought|
|SOCY301||Changing Climate, Changing Lives|
|SOCY302||Working With and In Organisations|
|SOCY307||Media and Society|
|SOCY308||Contemporary Social Theory: Debates and Controversies|
|SOCY319||Global Societal Challenges|
|SOCY321||Sociology of Health and Illness|
|SOCY336||The Family and Children in Society|
|SOCY340||Foundations of Modernity: An Introduction to Social Theory|
|SOCY345||Mixed Methods in Social Research|
|SOCY350||Migration, Society and Diversity|
|SOCY354||The Sociology of Youth and Delinquency|
|SOCY356||The State, Power and Violence|
|SOCY374||Mental Health and Society|
|SOCY382||Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture|
|SOCY393||The Body in Society|
|SOCY401H||Sociology Hons Coursework|
|SOCY402H||Sociology Hons Dissertation|
|SOCY501||Changing Climate, Changing Lives|
|SOCY519||Global Societal Challenges|
|SOCY556||The State, Power and Violence|
|SOCY582||Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture|
Take your learning, scholarship and career potential to another level with Honours in Sociology
The Discipline of Sociology offers two degree courses to internal and external students over a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) period:
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours; and
- Bachelor of Social Science with Honours
The Honours Program is designed to provide an advanced learning experience to eligible students and the opportunity to further extend their specialization in various strands of Sociology. This will be achieved through advanced study, critical thinking and in-depth analysis of issues, both theoretical and applied, and the presentation of ideas and arguments in the form of a coherent dissertation.
Why an Honours degree in Sociology?
Studying for an Honours degree in Sociology will expand a student’s perspective on the world and the many social issues at stake. It will give him/her the opportunity to comprehend problems and look for appropriate solutions. One-to-one mentoring by experts in particular fields enables students to further sharpen their intellectual competencies.
Honours in Sociology involves two units: SOCY 401H and SOCY 402H.
SOCY 401H comprises the coursework part of Honours and is equivalent to 24 credit points.
SOCY 402H requires an original investigation into a specific sociological issue and is also equivalent to 24 credit points. The results will be presented in the form of a dissertation.
This degree may be a launching pad for an academic career (teaching and research) as it provides a pathway directly to further study at the PhD level, or serves as a solid foundation for any type of work requiring advanced conceptual, analytical, synthetic or research skills (e.g., management and administration, social policy analysis, diplomacy and foreign affairs, teaching, health, media, and roles such as human resource officers, social researchers, welfare officers, administrative managers, and international development practitioners).
How to apply for Honour
First contact the Honours coordinator, Dr Cary Bennett (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the program of study offered and potential supervisors. Once you have established your topic and eligibility, you can then formally apply.
For details on the Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree, go to:
For details on the Bachelor of Social Science with Honours degree, go to:
To download PDF information about Honours click here (895kb).
If you are a prospective honours or postgraduate student looking for a supervisor, or a journalist looking for an expert, or an organisation looking for a research partner ...
see our Areas of Research and Supervision.