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SOCI 1004 - Social Problems

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
Assessment: Online Test 15%, 1000 word essay 30%, Group presentation 10%, 1500 word analysis of policy response to a social problem 45%
Syllabus:

Issues such as poverty, unemployment, poor health, crime, drug addiction, homelessness, illiteracy and dysfunctional families are all labelled as 'social problems'. Consequently through public policy the state seeks solutions to reduce the negative impacts of these and similar harms. In this course you will explore the ways in which such social problems become defined. This includes an exploration of the different worldviews and theoretical perspectives that shape how we see social problems and the effects of different ways of defining social problems across time and cultures. Through learning to analyse how issues are problematized, you will gain insights into the social framing of contemporary policy initiatives. Key to this course is the focus on a range of social problems and the use of sociological theory to understand the social-economic processes surrounding the construction of issues as social problems and attempts by policymakers to address them.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


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
28839 LE01 150 6 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
1 Aug - 22 Aug Thursday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
2 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
5 Sep - 19 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
28852 LECO 50 2 No details available
Note: This is an Online Lecture. You may attend the physical lecture if seating is permitted.
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28840 SE10 25 18 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
28842 SE08 25 FULL 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
28843 SE07 25 FULL 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 10am - 11am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
28844 SE06 25 FULL 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
2 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
28845 SE05 25 9 2 Aug - 23 Aug Friday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
6 Sep - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 25 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
28846 SE04 25 5 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
28847 SE03 25 1 30 Jul - 20 Aug Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
3 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 22 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
28848 SE02 25 FULL 29 Jul - 19 Aug Monday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
2 Sep - 16 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 21 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
28849 SE01 25 FULL 2 Aug - 23 Aug Friday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
6 Sep - 20 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 25 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room