Social Studies - Level 2

SST2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: P. Adams

Social Studies learning area is about how societies work and how people participate and interact with their beliefs, each other and their environment.

The aim of Level 2 Social Studies is to help students develop an understanding of society and its changing institutions, systems and processes. Students will look objectively at social life, gaining a critical awareness of the ways in which society isorganised, the importance of social groups and institutions, and the place of the individual within these groups and institutions.

The social world is a fascinating place and the sociological perspective involves asking questions about
society, which challenge what otherwise is normally taken for granted. Social Studies is interesting and relevant.
Learn to understand the social world. Learn where you fit into it.




Course Overview

Term 1
Examine sociological theories, institutions and structures.

Term 2
Explore theories about human behaviour, social research methods, the importance of the family.

Term 3
Analyse the process of socialisation and the influence of the various groups we belong to.

Term 4
Revision and extension.

Pathway

Social Studies- Level 3 (Semester 1)

Prerequisites

If you choose this course you should have been close to passing Level One or have passed Level One with a mixture of Achievement Standards and Unit standards


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 28120 v2 Examine a social process
2
I
4
U.S. 9006 v4 Conduct a guided qualitative sociological enquiry
2
I
6
U.S. 8998 v4 Examine a social structure
2
I
4
U.S. 8994 v4 Examine a social institution
2
I
4
U.S. 8990 v4 Examine sociological theories
2
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Disclaimer

POLICY
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