Courses & Units

Social Problems and Social Policy HGA323

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Social Problems and Social Policy
Unit code HGA323
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

 Dr Max Travers and Dr Susan Banks (Launceston/distance)

Teaching staff

Dr M Travers

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090301

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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.

Assessment

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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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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