Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE Education)

Unit set code: EMASOS | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
In person
Footscray Park


Studies of Society and Environment will provide you with the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of social life, both local and international – education, work and unemployment, family, health, sex, gender and sexuality, ethnicity and racism, equality, opportunity, inequality, crime, law, policy and social justice. It involves four units of study in one of the following: Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Politics or Sociology together with two units in another of these areas of study.

Unit set structure

For a major study students must complete 96 credit points of study comprising:

  • 48 credit points units in one of the following areas: Sociology, Politics, Gender Studies, Indigenous Studies;
  • 24 credit points in part study from one of the four areas not studied for the minor: Sociology, Politics, Gender Studies, Indigenous Studies;
  • 24 credit points Curriculum and Pedagogy units.
What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

As part of a course

This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):

Search for units, majors & minors