(Dis)abling Societies: The Sociologies of Ageing and Disability
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of key historical and contemporary sociological theories and concepts of disability and ageing.
- Examine the relationship between society and its institutions, disability and ageing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity and complexity in the experiences of disability and ageing, and the ways that multiple categories of identity intersect in these experiences.
- Evaluate how diverse categories of identity including gender and sexuality, ‘race’ and ethnicity, socio-economic status and age intersect in the representation, imagining and experience of disability and ageing.
- Introduction to the sociology of disability
- Social theory and disability
- Disability policy in Australia: the neoliberal context
- Sexuality and disability
- Disability and exclusion
- Introduction to ageing studies
- Ageing and policy
- Ageing and exclusion
- Identity and market rationalities
- Reimagining disability and telling stories of age
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No additional requirements
Develop a critical understanding of disability and ageing as a sociological phenomenon. Examine key sociological theories of disability and ageing, and explore the relationships between society, its institutions, and the social constructions of disability and ageing. Explore the ways that disability and ageing intersect with diverse social (and identity) categories of gender and sexuality, ‘race’ and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The skills and knowledge you develop throughout this course will greatly enhance your practice approaches to working with lived experiences of disability and ageing in dynamic (and often challenging) professional and social contexts.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Psychological Science and Sociology degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Continuous assessment (60%)
- Major essay (40%)
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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