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Sociology 3&4

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Fiona Gontier Sociology 12
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Sociology focuses on the study of human behaviour and social interaction to help understand how societies are organised, develop and change. Sociology uses scientific methods to explore how people and groups act, react and connect with each other. Students will be encouraged to question their assumptions and to reflect on their understandings and ideas about social relations.

Unit focus areas

Sociology Unit 3 - This unit explores expressions of culture and ethnicity within Australian society in two different contexts – Australian Indigenous culture, and ethnicity in relation to migrant groups.

Sociology Unit 4 - In this unit, students explore the ways that sociologists have thought about the idea of community, and how the various forms of community are experienced.


Students can take any Units 3 and 4 pathways without taking Units 1 and 2, although Units 1 and 2 give good preparation for Units 3 and 4 in the same area. See the subject guide for more details.


For Units 3 and 4, students complete School-Assessed Coursework (50%) subject to external moderation and a written examination (50%).

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