Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Completion of at least 12.5 points at second year in Sociology|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Levels 1 & 2 Sociology|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||166-083 Sociology of Youth and Youth Policy|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorProf Johanna Wyn
Prof. Johanna Wyn
This subject introduces major sociological approaches to youth. It locates young people"s experience in a context of social change with reference to the ways in which school, work, family, gender, class, geographic location and culture shape the meaning of youth in the 21st Century. The subject also examines ways youth is constructed as a social category through policy, discussing contemporary issues such as youth homelessness, citizenship, health, wellbeing and social identities. It focuses on young people"s responses to their circumstances exploring ways young people can be understood as social actors. It explores the new ways in which young people approach learning and work and examines their uses of digital communication. On completion of this subject students will have deepened their knowledge of contemporary sociological approaches to youth. have a knowledge of contemporary youth policy, with reference to current Australian debates. and have an ability to critically evaluate areas of contemporary youth policy.
|Assessment:||A research essay of 1000 words 25% (due mid-semester), a research essay of 2000 words 50% (due at the end of semester), and a take-home exam 25% (due in the examination period).|
R. White and J. Wyn Youth and Society: Exploring the Social Dynamics of the Youth Experience Oxford University Press 2004
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Available as a Breadth subject to non-Bachelor of Arts students
Socio-legal Studies Major |
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