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2013 HGA277 Sociology of Youth

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HGA377

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HGA277 L
Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 I Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 N Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 W Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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DESCRIPTION

This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and challenges some of the negative discourses which tend to position young people as inferior to adults; as irresponsible risk-takers who seek to shirk their responsibilities. Social and cultural diversity among youth is highlighted through an examination of youth subcultures. The aims of the unit are: (1) to provide an overview of the ways in which key social structures (such as institutions and cultural discourses) shape the opportunities available to young people - while also exploring young people's expressions of agency; (2) to examine social division and difference among youth (for example considering the role of class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, geography) and (3) to evaluate the role of public policy and legislation in shaping the varied experiences and opportunities available to young people.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

HGA277: 2 on-line multiple choice quiz (each worth 10%), 2,000 word assignment (40%), 2 hour exam (40%)
HGA377: 2 on-line multiple choice quiz (each worth 10%), 2,500 word assignment (40%), 2 hour exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN:

Internal: 2 hour lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv
M.Excl HGE246/346, HSP209/309

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr E Bishop

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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