University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

SOCI 2013 - Public Scandals and Moral Panics II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: GSSA 2109/EX, GSSA 3005/EX, SOCI 2013EX, SOCI 3011/EX
Assessment: Essay (1200 word) 35%, Workshop attendance and participation 15%, Essay (2500 word) 50%
Syllabus:

Media attention is regularly focused on individuals and/or groups who flout societal norms and/or advocate for change. In this course we explore the way these challenges are framed particularly within mass mediated public discussion and by using a sociological lens (scandal, moral panic, stigma and risk). Case studies include: terrorism, surveillance of civilians, gay marriage, drugs in sport, border protection, climate change, assisted reproduction and the application of gene technology. The course utilises contemporary sociological and gender studies approaches to analyse these and other public issues. In particular students will investigate the ways in which gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity and class are mobilised within morally charged discourses (for example, surrogacy, abortion and same sex parenting) as well as in more objectively based concerns such as global warming. The course provides the opportunity to collaborate in small groups while learning how to apply social theory. Considerable student choice is available for the topic of the research assignment.

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3
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23663 LE01 70 14 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 333, Lecture Theatre
28804 LECO 55 22 No details available
Note: This is an Online lecture. You may attend the physical lecture if seating is permitted.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23664 TU02 26 2 1 Aug - 22 Aug Thursday 9am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
5 Sep - 19 Sep Thursday 9am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 9am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
23665 TU01 24 4 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
2 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
28801 TU03 22 5 2 Aug - 23 Aug Friday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
6 Sep - 20 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
28952 TU04 21 3 31 Jul - 21 Aug Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Nexus10, 812, Teaching Room
4 Sep - 18 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 5pm Nexus10, 812, Teaching Room
29222 TU05 15 5 1 Aug - 22 Aug Thursday 3pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
5 Sep - 19 Sep Thursday 3pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 3pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room