Examines how social issues in contemporary Australia are constructed and interpreted across their social, cultural, political and moral dimensions. The unit examines the role of discourses in the construction of social issues, social groups and social arenas as social problems and the role of the state in the translation of these into social policy. Areas examined may include work, families, disabilities, Indigeneity and education. Concepts such as globalization, neoliberalism, individualization, race relations, risk and social exclusion explain the relationship between the individual, the group and the state. The unit is relevant to anyone seeking to understand contemporary social issues, especially students working in the area of human services, including social work, education, law and the criminal justice system.
|Unit name||Social Problems and Social Policy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Dr Max Travers and Dr Susan Banks (Launceston/distance)
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
On-campus: 2 x 1 hour lectures weekly (alternating weekly on-line and on-campus), 1 hour tutorial fortnightly (13 weeks).
Off-campus: Minimum of 3 hours weekly consisting of two online lectures, discussion forum participation and other reading.
On Campus: 3,500 word assignment (40%), tutorial participation assessment equivalent to 500 words (10%), 2 hour exam (50%).
Off Campus: 3,500 word assignment (40%), tutorial participation assessment equivalent to 500 words (10%), 2 hour exam (50%).
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