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SCY3805

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Lyle Munro

Synopsis

The unit focuses on a sociological analysis of deviant behaviour by examining a wide range of theoretical perspectives on deviance. The unit considers why and how some behaviours are defined as deviant (eg sexual deviance, delinquency, mental disorders) and other important social problems are not (eg speciesism, sexism, racism). The role of social control agents, particularly in relation to young people, will be examined. Topics to be studied focus on both Australian and overseas experience and examples. In addition students will undertake a theory-based analysis of a relevant issue by means of a detailed case study.

Objectives

As for SCY2805.

In addition students will undertake a theory-based analysis of a relevant issue by means of a detailed case study.

Assessment

Written work: 60% (2500 words)
2 hour Exam: 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sociology
Criminal justice

Prerequisites

SCY1801 and SCY1802 or CRY1010 and CRY1020 and second-level sociology units

Prohibitions

SCY2805, GSC2205, GSC3205