About this unit
This online Sociology of Everyday Life unit from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University examines the history and importance of sociology in everyday life.
At the completion of this unit, students will understand how the 'sociological imagination' can be applied to our everyday lives. You will also be able to read, summarise and apply basic works in sociology to the sociology of everyday life.
Core learning outcomes also include skills useful in both tertiary education and vocational settings.
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You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.
It’s recommended that you have completed the following unit or have equivalent knowledge:
- Academic Learning Skills
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture), Curtin University
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Sociology of Everyday Life unit, the topics you will study include:
- Making something of nothing?
- The meaning of everyday life
- Modernity, post-modernity and everyday life
- Theorising the mundane
- Researching everyday life
- Social class and taste
- Gender and the body
- Cultural diversity
- Ritual of food/the phenomena of fast food
- Technology and media
- Urban life
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.