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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
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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 166 14 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 133 18 No details available
Note: This is an Online Lecture. You may attend the physical lecture if seating permits.
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28840 SE10 30 3 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
28841 SE09 29 4 1 Aug - 22 Aug Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
5 Sep - 19 Sep Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
28842 SE08 30 1 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 30 3 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 30 2 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 30 6 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 30 3 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 30 4 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 30 4 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 30 2 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