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The challenges of changing habits

The challenges of changing habits

In the most recent ANU Reporter Dr David Bissell speaks of the infrastructure crisis affecting Australia's largest capital cities.

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How do we define Racism in Modern Australia? A panel discussion

How do we define Racism in Modern Australia? A panel discussion

The Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation at the ANU presents The Annual Lecture in Bigotry and Tolerance 2016.

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Gambling expenditure in the ACT

Gambling expenditure in the ACT

Two reports on gambling expenditure in the ACT (2009 and 2014) are now available for download. In 2014, people with gambling problems accounted for nearly half of all ACT losses. Overall, the reports found that gambling revenue is not drawn equally from groups in the community.

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Sociology Honours Program

Sociology Honours Program

Want to learn more about the exciting Sociology Honours Program? Come to the information Session!

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RSSS Director's Award

RSSS Director's Award

Apply now for the generous RSSS Director's Award - a scholarship worth up to $20,000 per year for the best PhD applicant in the social sciences at ANU. Apply to study at Australia's top-ranked research university today.

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Self-serve shoplifters do not see behaviour as stealing

Self-serve shoplifters do not see behaviour as stealing

Many people passing off expensive items as cheaper ones at self-serve checkouts do not consider the behaviour to be stealing, and try to justify their behaviour, says criminologist Dr Emmeline Taylor.

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Welcome to the School of Sociology

The discipline of Sociology is one of the academic pillars on which The Australian National University was built. The defining characteristic of sociology at ANU since the disciple was first institutionalised in the 1960s has been constructive engagement with the big issues facing Australian and global societies. The discipline’s early focus on issues of inequality, stratification and the experience of migrants living in Australia played a major role in Australia’s official shift to policy frameworks based around the concept of multiculturalism.

The School of Sociology at ANU has an exciting program of research and teaching that combines the strengths of the conceptual and applied approaches of the discipline. Our research and teaching ethos is orientated to the critical analysis of social transformations; publically-engaged in its aspiration and impact; and dedicated to examining inequality in its various manifestations.

The school’s four disciplinary strengths are political sociology, organisational sociology, cultural sociology and criminology. Research and teaching themes that crosscut these disciplinary strengths include race, ethnicity and citizenship; social movements and interest groups; embodiment and new technologies; wellbeing, health and education.

ANU provides a unique environment to study sociology. Located in our national seat of government, Canberra, ANU is Australia’s premiere research university and world renowned for its depth and breadth in the social and political sciences. Whether you are interested in studying sociology, enrolling in a research degree, applying for a visiting fellowship or consulting the experts on social change, we welcome your enquiry.

The School of Sociology hold a range of events, lectures, seminars and launches for staff, students and interested people. Please check this web site for upcoming events and the latest news.

 

Updated: 25 September 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher