Units of Study

SCLG2608 - Social Construction of Difference

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Catriona Elder


This unit of study focuses on understanding 'difference' and 'deviance' from a sociological perspective. The unit covers a range of theories, from classic sociological theories of deviance to more recent critical theories of difference, and explores the key issues involved in this change of term. These theories are employed to explore a series of areas of contemporary debate in society, including youth subcultures, the construction of outsiders, rebellion, the body, and mental health.


tutorial participation (10%), 1x1500wd research essay (35%) and 1x2500wd take-home exam (55%)


A reader will be available through the Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week, or equivalent intensive Winter session


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002


SCLG2004, SCLG2523


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




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