• The structure of society with particular reference to contemporary Australian society.
  • Factors that influence groups of people within society and their opportunities in life.
  • The social, political, economic and cultural influences of social groups and their impact on the individual.
  • Different ways of looking at society in order to explain how it works.
  • How to conduct research in the field of sociology.
  • Analyse the patterns and organisations that shape human behaviour.
  • Investigate theory on a range of sociological concepts.
  • Examine the link between individual experiences and social structures.
  • Investigate a range of topics including: major social institutions such as the family, education and the mass media; deviance and crime; class and inequality in Australian society; perceptions, attitudes and prejudices towards a range of social issues and their link with prejudice.
  • Complete practical exercises, investigations, essays and report writing.
  • Engage in group discussions and presentations.
  • Complete an Individual Project (externally assessed).
  • Is curious about the structure of society in Australia and globally.
  • Enjoys engaging in inquiry projects and a range of required reading.
  • Is capable of creating a range of texts such as essays and reports.
  • Has good reading, writing and organisational skills.

Course Overview

You have

  • ‘A’/‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English.

TASC course

Sociology 3

May lead to

  • Undertaking other Level 3 courses in the Humanities and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Pathway to further study at university leading to a career in law, journalism, nursing, the police, teaching, the armed services, the public service, welfare, business, or general research.