Subject details

  • Topics
    • Youth transitions
    • Youth cultures
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject you will have:

  • learnt about sociological perspectives on young people's participation in social institutions such as schools and the family and how this is different to that of other academic disciplines and professions
  • discussed how you people are engaged in the production of (youth) culture both as active consumers and producers
  • gained an understanding of qualitative research methods in sociology.
  • Assignment 1 - Online Discussion (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Quizzes (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Research Paper (45%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-SGY130

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please note: This subject was previously a level 1 subject with a different code (SGY130).


'Youth' is a sociological construct that operates at multiple levels: an individual you person, an attitude for being in the social world, and an institution. We explore the two main branches of sociological research into the lives of young people; youth cultures and youth transitions.

You are introduced to a  range of social identities (for example, sexuality, rurality), social institutions (such as education, family), and social identities (including subcultural, digital) that frame the experience of youth and draws on local, national and international examples to illustrate your peoples' negotiations of contemporary society.

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