Units of Study

SCLG2608 - The Sociology of Deviance and Difference

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lyn Sue Dickens
Phone: +61 2 9351 0552
Email: lyn.dickens@sydney.edu.au


This unit of study focuses on understanding 'deviance' and 'difference' 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%) and 1500wd research essay (35%) and 2500wd take-home exercise (55%)


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


12 Junior credit points from ANTH, GCST, SCLG, SLSS, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013




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