Details for Social Identity in Australia

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC513
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Catrina Henderson


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

  • Introduction to Social Identity & Sociology
  • How Sociology and Culture Shape Us
  • Social Transformation
  •  Differences and Inequalities
  • Christian Worldview
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Work Ethics
  • Cultural Wellbeing 
  • Consumption and Lifestyles 
  • Digital Society 
  • Families and Relationships
  • Youth Culture
  • Gender & Sexuality 
  • Sociology of Licit and Illicit Drugs
  • Addictions in Society
  • Mental Health in Australia 
  • Domestic and family violence (DFV)
  • Race, Ethnicity and Belonging
  • Refugees & Internally Displaced People
  • Indigenous Australia
  • Application of Learning

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.