Units of Study
SCLG2613 - Sociology of Childhood and Youth
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Alec Pemberton
Phone: +61 2 9351 4201
This unit of study examines the main sociological approaches to childhood and youth in modern industrial societies, as well as the ways in which particular perspectives on childhood are central to all social theory. It will examine the debates surrounding the historical development of childhood, and the various approaches to the impact of state intervention and social policies on both the experiences of childhood and youth and the transition to adulthood. Specific topics discussed include; the social construction of child abuse, youth homelessness and youth criminality as social problems, the stolen generations, children and the law, the fertility decline, and the differentiation of childhood experience along lines of class, gender, race and ethnicity.
1500wd annotated bibliography (30%) and 1500wd essay (30%) and 2000wd take-home exercise (40%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points from Sociology
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for SCLG2613
|Class||Sociology of Childhood and Youth|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
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