Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Sociology)

Course 377-SO (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview: The postgraduate certificate provides an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study and may qualify graduates for entry to the postgraduate diploma.

Course coordinator:
Dr Tim Marjoribanks
School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology

Objectives: Students who complete the postgraduate certificate should:
  • demonstrate a general understanding of sociology in the contemporary world;
  • demonstrate a general understanding of key concepts and issues involved in sociology;
  • conduct applied study of sociological issues and demonstrate general skills of sociological analysis and critique.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • four elective subjects
Total 50 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.
Subject Options: Elective subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2008
Semester 2
Entry Requirements:
  • an undergraduate degree with a major in sociology or cognate discipline and a grade average equivalent to an H2B (70%) at the University of Melbourne in the major
  • a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Sociology) with a grade average equivalent to an H2B (70%) at the University of Melbourne.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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