Units of Study

SCLG2604 - Social Inequality in Australia

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Laura Beth Bugg (S1)


This unit examines sociological approaches to social inequality. Questions about social inequality are integral to contemporary notions of equality, citizenship, human rights, social justice and emancipation. A central theme of the unit (and a central preoccupation of sociologists) is ways in which social relations of inequality are shaped, represented, experienced, negotiated and challenged in everyday life. Some important questions for this unit are: How do sociologists understand and explain patterns of inequality? What are the enabling and constraining factors shaping people's 'life chances'? How are social relations of inequality, experienced, challenged and disrupted? Is social inequality an inevitable condition of human existence?


Tutorial participation (15%), 1x2000wd autoethnography (40%) and 1x2500wd take home exam (45%)


unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr or equivalent intensive Summer session


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002


SCLG2010, SCLG2529

Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program


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