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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
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- SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 103 or 54 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with SOCI 204 passed in 2018.
This paper is available to students in Sociology, Gender and Social Work who meet the prerequisites.
- Teaching staff
- 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
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