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Undergraduate | UNE-CRIM104 | 2023


Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023

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About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of a sociological approach to the study of deviance;
    2. demonstrate understanding of the nature of deviance, its definition(s), and its impact(s) on 'deviants' and the wider society, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others;
    3. critically examine the links between the sociological study of deviance and the discipline of criminology;
    4. independently examine the effect of folk and professional conceptions of 'deviance' and 'deviants' on social, criminal, welfare, and business policies in law and government programs; and
    5. apply knowledge and observational skills to explain why certain behaviours are considered deviant and analyse the reactions of others to those behaviours.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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