Details for Social Identity in Australia

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC513
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Social Identity in Australia

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Develop an understanding of sociological theory and its implications in Australian and global contexts;
  2. Critically analyse the intersections of social and cultural factors that shape the identity of individuals and communities;
  3. Examine a broad range of social issues, impacting individuals communities, with consideration given to local and national responses and interventions;
  4. Critically analyse social differences and inequalities within Australia and consider the impact of individuals on social change.

Subject Content

  • Discussing sociological theories and theorists
  • The application of sociological theory to ‘real-world’ issues
  • How identity is influenced by social and cultural factors
  • Key identity markers in Australia such as: gender, sexuality, families, age, ethnicity, religion, sport
  • Exploration of social differences and inequalities in Australia in areas such as: class, gender, ethnicity, race, crime, technology
  • Understand social transformation
  • Explore ways each person can participate in social change
  • Understand the need for a broad range of interventions in people’s lives that work in conjunction with psychological interventions
  • Engaging with the broader public and policy realms

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Critical Reflection (30%)
  • Personal Journal Forums (20%)
  • Major Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Germov, J & Poole, M. eds. (2019). Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society. 4th ed. Crow’s Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts.