Courses & Units
Sociology of Youth HGA377
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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Nicholas Hookway|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain key concepts and issues relating to the sociology of youth.
- Apply relevant sociological theory to critically examine young people’s positions and experiences in society.
- Articulate your own position on key debates on the position of young people in society.
- Communicate your ideas in written and verbal form, using appropriate sociological language and concepts.
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
|Assessment||multiple-choice quizzes (20%)|Examination - take home (35%)|Discussion board contribution (10%)|Essay (35%)|
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