CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES
Credit points: 15
In this subject we aim to develop an understanding of some of the important global and local issues of our time using a sociological lens. We will draw on the work of both classical and contemporary social theorists to analyse the concerns of our society while, at the same time, assessing whether their theoretical concepts have stood the test of time. Some of the issues addressed will be climate change and its associated issues of food security and people displacement, capitalism and the global economy, political unrest and refugees and terrorism. We also explore our age as one of rapid technological and related social change, the far-reaching and diverse impact of the internet, for example, affecting everything from the economy and media production to individual social relations.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMary Jo Fortuna
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Incompatible subjects SOC3CSI
Special conditions This subject is also available to Bendigo students but is held at the Shepparton Campus.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Climate Wars,||Prescribed||Dyer, Gwynne||SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS, 2008|
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Shepparton, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Jo Fortuna
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|final class test (equivalent to 600 words)||15|
|research essay (equivalent to 1600 words)||40|
|seminar presentation (equivalent to 1000 words)||25|
|theory exercise (equivalent to 800 words)||20|