Units of Study

SCLG2604 - Social Inequality in Australia

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Laura Bugg


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%) and 2000wd autoethnography (40%) and 2500wd take-home exercise (45%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr or equivalent intensive Summer session


12 Junior credit points from Sociology



Additional Information

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


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney