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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week, or equivalent intensive Winter session
Tutorial participation (10%) and 1500wd Research essay (35%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (55%)
12 Junior credit points in Sociology, Anthropology, Gender and Cultural Studies, Socio-legal studies, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013Prohibitions
SCLG2004 or SCLG2523