SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WORK

SOC2HEW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Inequality is frequently seen as one of the most pressing social problems of our age. According to social theorists, economists, policy makers and others, the divisions between the rich and the poor are growing, both within nations and across the globe. In this subject, we will examine a range of perspectives to help us understand the links between inequalities in health, work and education, referred to by some sociologists as clusters of disadvantage. Topics include: inequalities in education as the social class divisions of tomorrow; robotics; technology and the future of work; dirty work and stigma; emotional labour in the professions; and health, disability and employment.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of first-year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply sociological concepts to understanding the causes, consequences and experiences of social inequality

Activities:
Online quiz; in-class exercises and tests; major essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Explain key concepts and theories in the sociology of inequality

Activities:
In-class exercises and tests; major essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Summarize sociological research and arguments on a specific topic concerning inequalities in health, education and work

Activities:
Major essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 25-29, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 25 - 26
Two 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"Students will complete two introductory online modules of 3-hours duration (total of 6 hours) BEFORE commencing f2f classes; online modules available from week-25"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 27 - 28
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"F2F classes are held at Bundoora campus only; students will need to travel to Bundoora at their own expense. Classes to be scheduled Tues, Wed & Thurs: 1000-1200, & 1300-1500. "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quiz - equivalent to 500 words10 01
In-class exercises and tests - equivalent to 1200 words35 01, 02
Major essay - equivalent to 2300 words55 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 25-29, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdgar Burns

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 25 - 26
Two 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"Students will complete two introductory online modules of 3-hours duration (total of 6 hours) BEFORE commencing f2f classes; online modules available from week-25"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 27 - 28
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"F2F classes are held at Bundoora campus only; students will need to travel to Bundoora at their own expense. Classes to be scheduled Tues, Wed & Thurs: 1000-1200, & 1300-1500. "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quiz - equivalent to 500 words10 01
In-class exercises and tests - equivalent to 1200 words35 01, 02
Major essay - equivalent to 2300 words55 01, 02, 03