Sociology (TASC Level 3)

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Sociology (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

Sociology level 3 is a vehicle for understanding human behaviour, social structures and cultures. It directs attention to the way in which the parts of society are related, and the causes and impact of social change. Sociology develops a capacity for detailed observation of social patterns and behaviour in groups, and encourages learners to become aware of and to think about daily life and activities from a variety of sociological perspectives. This study allows learners to harness key sociological frameworks to analyse social institutions, especially in contemporary Australian society. 

TASC. Sociology. Level 3, BHS315116, 2017. 

Course information for TASC Sociology level 3 can be found here.

Investigation Project (IPs): When undertaking any investigation project, independent study, research or literature review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Sociology.

Library Resources
Web Resources
Module 1:
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4

Library Resources

Dewey Decimal Numbers

Enter these headings, or other topics you are researching into the Library catalogue as a keyword search, to obtain more information.

  • 300 Social sciences
  • 302 Social interaction
  • 302.2 Communication
  • 303.32 Socialization
  • 303.4 Social change
  • 304.6 Population
  • 305 Social groups
  • 305.23 Social groups / young people
  • 305.235 Young people twelve to twenty
  • 305.4 Women
  • 319 Australian statistics


Britannica eStax:

Available under Creative Commons Licence:

Reference Resources

Reference resources include encyclopedia, dictionaries, yearbooks and almanacs. Reference material can be a way to determine basic information about a new or unfamiliar topic.

Reference material is not going to be as up-to-date as the material you will find in books, magazines or online. However, it can be a good place to establish terms and understand basic concepts.

General Encyclopedia

  • World Book Encyclopedia

Subject Encyclopedia


Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

If in doubt always check with your teacher.

General Information

Module 1:

Module 1: Socialisation, Conformity and Deviance

A. Socialisation

B. Deviance

Module 2

Module 2: Institutions: Power and politics:

A. The family

B. Education

C. Work

D. Media

Module 3

Module 3: Equality and Inequality

A. Gender

B. Ethnicity

C. Indigenous People

Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should note that the following websites may contain images of deceased persons.

D. Age

E. Rural/Regional Australia

Module 4

Module 4: Sociological Research Methods

Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the American Psychological Association (APA) style for Sociology. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.