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Unit Code
Unit Title
HGA302 Understanding Contemporary Societies
HGA303 Social and Political Research
HGA304 Survey Research
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA306 Crime and Criminal Justice
HGA307 Sociology of Law
HGA308 Volunteering Sociology
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA309 Sociology of Reproduction
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA310 Case Management
HGA312 Love, Families and Sexuality
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA313 Forensic Investigation
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA319 Magic, Spirituality and Religion
HGA321 The Individual and Society
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA323 Social Problems and Social Policy
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA328 The Body in Society
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA330 Qualitative Research Methods
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA331 Migrants in Australian Society
HGA332 Working With Offenders
HGA333 Environmental and other Social Movements
HGA339 Sociology of Health and Illness
HGA341 Sociology of Underdevelopment
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA343 Urban Sociology
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA344 Green Criminology and Environmental Crime
HGA348 Indigeneity, Citizenship and the State
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA351 Tourism, Sport and Leisure
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA359 Sociology of Deviance
HGA361 Sociology of Nature
HGA362 Social Inequalities: Global and Local
HGA372 Gender, Culture & Identity
HGA373 Mass Media and Contemporary Societies
(Not Offered 2013)
HGA377 Sociology of Youth
HGA399 Australian Society
HGW302 Practice Frameworks for Change
HGW303 Social Work Practicum 1
HGW308 Ethical, Legal and Organisational Contexts of Practice
HGW309 Research and Policy for Change
HGW310 Social Work in Context
HGW317 Direct Practice 1 & Professional Communication

2013 HGA362 Social Inequalities: Global and Local

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HGA262


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HGA362 L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 I Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 N Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 O Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 W Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Explores the changing patterns of social hierarchy (income, power and status) and exclusion (prejudice and discrimination) within contemporary societies and globally, with a particular focus on Australia. The unit examines theoretical debates on causes and consequences and inequalities, and empirical patterns of hierarchy and exclusion, while also considering its effects on life chances.

The unit explains the increasingly complex nature of social inequalities today, and their links with state policies, globalizing market and culture. It is useful for anyone intending to work in fields of policy and human services.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Level 200: 2,000 word assignment (40%), 3 hr exam (60%)
Level 300: 2,500 word assignment (40%), 3 hr exam (60%)


Internal: 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (web supported)
Distance: Instructional package, online lectures and optional study schools (web dependent)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% at level 100 in Sociology

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr D Habibis (Ltn & Dist)

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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