Units of Study

SCLG2604 - Social Inequality in Australia

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Laura Bugg
Phone: +61 2 9114 1281
Email: laura.bugg@sydney.edu.au

Description

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?

Assessments

tutorial participation (15%) and 2000wd autoethnography (40%) and 2500wd take-home exercise (45%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Sociology

Prohibitions

SCLG2529
SCLG2010

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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