This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of youth subcultures. The aims of the unit are: (1) to provide an overview of the ways in which key social structures shape the opportunities available to young people, while also exploring young people's expressions of agency; (2) to examine social division and difference among youth, and (3) to evaluate the role of public policy and legislation in shaping the varied experiences and opportunities available to young people.
|Unit name||Sociology of Youth|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
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