Undergraduate | LTU-SOC3WOE | 2024
Worlds of Exclusion: Global Social Inequalities
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Worlds of Exclusion: Global Social Inequalities
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Coherently apply a sociological perspective to social inequalities within Australia and in global contexts
- Critically examine sociological theories of social stratification and inequalities
- Produce a coherent written argument addressing social issues
- Effectively conduct research projects on social stratification and inequalities
- Social Inequality: Theories and Measurement
- Social Class
- Social Exclusion and Poverty
- Gender Inequality
- Racial and Ethnic Inequality
- Social Mobility
- World Stratification and Global Inequality
In this subject we examine the challenges of creating a more equitable social world by aiming to understand social inequalities and their causes and consequences from a sociological perspective. We critically examine patterns of inequality within Australia and in global contexts, and explore the ways in which these patterns are rendered invisible or visible. Explanations of different kinds of social inequalities are examined within the context of theories of social stratification, power, equity and social justice. We tackle contemporary challenges such as the growing gap between poverty and wealth, gender inequality, racial discrimination, barriers to civic participation, alienation, class conflicts, and inequalities in the world stratification system. Students engage in critical thinking about the ways sociological theory and practice can contribute to effective polices and their implementation for shaping a more equitable social world.
This is a level 3 subject. Please consider the subject prerequisites before enrolling. This subject includes live sessions.
- Test (1200-word equivalent) (30%)
- Research essay (1,200-word equivalent). This essay focuses on the content covered in the first half of the study period. (30%)
- Research essay (1,600-word equivalent) This essay is an overall assessment of the content covered in the whole study period. (40%)
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Prerequisites: Students must have completed 30 credit points of level 2 subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed SOC2WOE (Worlds of Exclusion: Global Social Inequalities) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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