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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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Study Level

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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22993 LE01 220 23 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28815 LEC0 85 20 No details available
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22994 SE11 38 2 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22995 SE10 38 1 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22996 SE09 30 3 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 5pm - 6pm Nexus10, 102, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 5pm - 6pm Nexus10, 102, Teaching Room
22997 SE08 39 FULL 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22998 SE07 37 2 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
22999 SE06 34 6 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
23002 SE03 35 1 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
23004 SE01 34 8 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room