Issues and Themes in Sociology

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for SOCIOL 100.


Introduction to sociology as a discipline and a review of some of its internal debates. Topics include: social class, gender, globalisation, power, sexual identity and family. Draws on material from a range of societies.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for SOCIOL 100.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Steve Matthewman
Lecturer(s) Associate Professor Steve Matthewman


Matthewman, Curtis & Mayeda eds. (2020). Being Sociological, 3rd edition, Red Globe Press. It is sold in the University Bookshop and is required reading. The book has a companion website:


Coursework and exam


SOCIOL 100: 15 points