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HWS203 Sociology 3: Social Inequality

Draws together empirical and theoretical research on inequality in contemporary democracies, paying particular attention to Australia. The material is organised around the core sociological concepts of class, status and power. The unit examines the distribution of economic, social and political resources in Australian society and considers explanations for this. This includes consideration of state power and its role as an allocator of resources. It also involves analysis of the position of women, migrants and young people in Australia.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr D Habibis
campus & mode Ltn, int & dist.ed
unit weight [20%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2-hour lecture, 1-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites HWS102
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2x1,500-word essays (20% ea), tutorial participation (10%), exam in June (50%)
required texts, etc
Grabb E, Social Inequality, Holt Rinehart and Winston, Toronto, 1984.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)







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HWS204 Sociology 4: Deviance and Social Control

Examines the major theoretical explanations of deviance, ranging from the psychological to the structural. The unit considers the relationship between power and the way in which certain types of behaviour come to be identified as 'deviant' and subject to social control. This involves exploration of such phenomena as traditional working class crimes, prostitution, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, white collar crime and sexual deviance.

Special notes
teaching staff Ms G Jones
campus & mode Ltn, int & dist.ed
unit weight [20%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2-hour lecture, 1-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial a week (13 weeks)
prerequisites HWS203
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2x1,500-word essays (20% ea), tutorial participation (10%), exam in Nov (50%)
required texts, etc
Traub S and Little C, Theories of Deviance, 2nd edn, Peacock, Ithaca, 1994.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)







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