units

ATS2825

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Karen Crinall

Notes

Previously coded SCW2311

Synopsis

This unit explores current social issues in Australian society, the interconnections and relationships between them and how the array of cultural, social, political, economic, legal and media influences shape our considerations of social problems. Students are encouraged to reflect on, and challenge, their own values and beliefs through utilising concepts offered by contemporary social theory.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have developed an understanding and knowledge of current social issues through an awareness of various discourses about
social problems and the links between these and how social issues are defined and addressed;
  1. Have acquired an understanding of the concepts of objectivity and subjectivity through critical examination of their
personal values and beliefs and the social ideologies which underpin them;
  1. Have developed their ability to research a social issue;
  2. Be able to distinguish between opinion and fact when processing information, conversing and writing about social issues.

Assessment

Written work: 40% (2500 words)
2 hour Exam: 50%
Participation: 10% OR OCL students - Written: 50%
Exam: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Karen Crinall

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

Community welfare and counselling
Community studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in an Arts discipline or permission.

Prohibitions

GSC1301, GSC2311, SCW2311