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SOCI203 Young People and Society

Critical examination sociological and criminological insights into the place of youth in society, the social construction of youth and the discourses of risk associated with being young.

Paper title Young People and Society
Paper code SOCI203
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
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Prerequisite
SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 103 or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with SOCI 204 passed in 2018.
Eligibility

This paper is available to students in Sociology, Gender and Social Work who meet the prerequisites.

Contact

sgsw@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Patrick Vakaoti

Paper Structure

The paper covers these key areas:

  • Historical views of young people
  • Theoretical perspectives on young people
  • Institutional spaces and influences on young people
  • Young people's agency and expression
  • Young people, legislation and policy

Teaching Arrangements

Two-hour on-campus lecture and one-hour tutorial per week

Textbooks

White, R, Wyn, J and Robards, B. (2017) Youth and Society. 4th ed. Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

Supplementary readings will be available on Blackboard

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Critical thinking, Communication, Global perspective, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  • Develop an appreciation of youth as a contested concept
  • Apply sociological theories to explain youth experiences
  • Demonstrate how a youth existence is influenced by structural forces and individual agency
  • Situate young people within the context of their lived realities

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41