* 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).
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.
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.