Undergraduate | LTU-SOC1GIL | 2024
Sociology In Action: From Social Justice To Social Media
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 12 weeks
- 29 July 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Apply sociological theories, concepts, and empirical evidence to the analysis of social change
- Critically evaluate diverse sociological evidence, positions, and arguments
- Present complex and sustained arguments exploring contemporary social issues from a sociological perspective
- Youth Cultures and Intergenerational Conflict
- Social Justice and Inequalities
- Health and Wellbeing
- Technology and Society
- Work and Labour
- Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging
- Global Crises and Social Movements
- (Ethical) Consumption and Lifestyles
In this online or blended level one subject, we explore how rapid social change in recent years has transformed the lives of young people. This subject traces and illuminates the social forces that are reshaping how we live, work, consume, and relate, and how we might meaningfully respond to these changes in pursuit of social justice, inclusion, and imagining alternative worlds. Specifically, we will explore how sociologists apply their insights to a range of everyday settings. How do sociologists work to create solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing young people today, such as: homelessness and poverty; persistent gendered and racialized inequalities; the mental health crisis among young people; algorithmic bias and misinformation on social media; insecure work and exploitation in the workplace; and fostering sustainable, liveable worlds? Each week we will explore how sociologists tackle these fundamental real-world problems of identity, belonging, security, and care. A key skill for sociologists is to communicate their research in accessible and engaging ways. Therefore, students will be tasked with creatively responding to contemporary social issues of their choosing, and communicating their research findings to a range of stakeholders. This subject addresses topical issues of urgent relevance and is suitable as an elective for all students (no pre-requisites must be met).
This is a level 1 subject and includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- Research Report (800 words) (20%)
- Learning Journals (1200 words) (30%)
- Major research project (2000 words) (50%)
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