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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures, a 1-hour tutorial for 10 weeks of the semester and a 1-hour lecture for the first and last week of semester |
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|Prerequisites:||Usually 25 points of first year criminology and/or 25 points of sociology.|
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Fiona Haines
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject explores how society deals with the need for order and the inevitable consequence that deviance and non-conformity will result. Classical and contemporary sociological theories are explored to explain the way that various societies resolve their problems of order. Particular attention is paid to how the various theories can help explain deviance, criminality and disorder. Each theory is developed through grounded examples that can illustrate both its strengths and weaknesses. Topics covered in the course include suicide, industrial disasters, religious cults, sexual assault, racism, terrorism and the witchcraze of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe.
|Assessment:||An essay of 2000 words 50% (due mid-semester) and a 2-hour examination 50% (due at the end of semester).|
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|Breadth Options:||This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008. |
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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Bachelor of Arts |
Diploma in Arts (Criminology)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Sociology)
Graduate Certificate in Criminology
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Criminology)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Sociology)
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