Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks. Repeat seminars will be scheduled, subject to enrolments.
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
Sociology at Undergraduate level
|Non Allowed Subjects:
166-525 Contemporary Social Problems
|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.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Jens Zinn
Assoc. Prof. Jens Zinn
This subject focues on social problems in a sociological perspective. The aim of the subject is to give students a good understanding of the social dimension of social problems as well as insights into the social construction and negotiation of social problems. A number of different approaches and ways to see social problems will be introduced to sharpen the awareness of the influence of specific worldviews of our selection, understanding and responses to social problems. On this basis a number of recent social problems and a shift in understanding and dealing with social problems will be discussed.
A literature review of 1000 words (30%) due mid-semester, and a research essay of 4000 words (70%) due during the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed.Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject.Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Reading material will be made available online via the subject's LMS site.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
SOCI90004 Contemporary Social Problems is a compulsory subject in the 2nd 100 points of the 200 point program of the Master of Social Policy, and a compulsory subject in the 100 point program of the Master of Social Policy.
Master of Social Policy
150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months
Governance, Policy and Communication
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