Power and Inequality
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- 26 Jun 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of social inequality in relation to class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality and age;
critically evaluate and apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to areas of social inequality under study and effectively communicate this analysis and understanding to others; and
use autonomy and judgement to apply appropriate skills and techniques in research and written analysis.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- 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: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
As a participant in and a student of society, it is important that you understand the power structures that privilege certain cohorts and limit others, and how they do so. In this subject you will explore sociological approaches to social inequality and difference in terms of key social variables including class and status, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and age. Drawing on a range of debates, theories and empirical research around prejudice and discrimination, social justice and citizenship, globalisation and development, health and illness, social movements and social policy, you will consider ways in which inequalities are produced, reproduced and experienced. In this subject, the focus is on both Australian and global inequalities.
Assessment 1 Critical Reading Essay: 1500 words. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 2 Essay: 2500 words. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3 Assessment 3 Online Portfolio: 1500 words. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3
- Critical Reading Essay (30%)
- Online Portfolio (30%)
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