The Sociology of Youth
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the key themes in the field of the sociology of youth;
- critically evaluate competing theoretical perspectives on contemporary factors leading to the definitions and policies affecting juveniles, with the ability to communicate this effectively with others;
- apply the skills required to investigate the differential effects of gender, racial and cultural characteristics, social stratification, religion and education on problems facing youth and social responses to those problems;
- apply autonomy and judgement in analysing the ramifications of contemporary policy on the social problems facing youth; and
- critically assess how youth are responding to contemporary social, political, economic and environmental issues.
- 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)
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Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject examines the social history and sociological theories of youth. It explores the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, challenging some of the negative discourses that surround youth. It discusses the roles of various government and non-governmental organisations that deal with the needs of youth together with relevant policy issues, particularly relating to Australia. Methodologies for measuring and analysing variables related to youth and policy are discussed. Assessment through examination requires broad understanding of the concept of youth, the behaviours associated with youth, and policies regarding youth. Assessment through mid-term research papers requires specific analytic practices and conceptual development around focussed substantive research.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 2 Quiz: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 3 Essay: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 4 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (40%)