Social Inclusion, Politics, Recognition

Subject 360-015 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: NONE
Corequisites: NONE
Recommended Background Knowledge: NONE
Non Allowed Subjects: NONE
Core Participation Requirements: -


Subject Overview: The subject is about understanding the social and cultural dimensions of social inclusion, and how the social and economic dimensions of social exclusion and inclusion relate in theory, policy, and on the ground. It approaches social exclusion and inclusion through the politics of recognition, respect and re-distribution. It combines broad-ranging analysis of key social issues with conceptual understandings of social justice together with practical research skills.

  • Create within students a deep understanding of the processes of social exclusion and inclusion, the concepts of social justice and injustice, and the ways these issues relate to practical social policy and research issues today;
  • The opportunity for students to apply these skills to issues of direct practical relevance in the fields of social inclusion and social policy more broadly.

  • One research essay of 1000 words, on a question as guided by the subject co-ordinator, due 2 weeks after the delivery of the subject (20% total weighting for assessed students)
  • One research essay of 4000 words, on a question as guided by the subject co-ordinator, due 8 weeks after the delivery of the subject. (80% total weighting for assessed students)

Prescribed Texts: NONE
Recommended Texts: NONE
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • Capacity for critical thinking and analysis;
  • Capacity to apply analytical frameworks in a professional practice context;
  • Research skills, based in an understanding of the importance of social, ethical and cultural contexts;
  • Written and oral skills in the presentation of complex theoretical ideas in practical ways.

Related Course(s): Master of Urban Planning

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