UNDERSTANDING YOUTH IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Credit points: 15
This subject examines the place and position of young people in our society from a sociological perspective. It explores what it means to be a 'citizen', the benefits and drawbacks of youth social capital, how and why young people create subcultures and the role of youth policy in young people's lives. Students will look at questions like: What do we mean by 'place' and how is 'identity' tied to it? Is agency a combination of social and individual influences? How do institutions influence the opportunities available to young people? and What roles do peers play in the life of young people? This subject also examines important social issues affecting young people today, such as changing family dynamics, education, employment, technology, homelessness and youth development.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Incompatible subjects SOC2UYC
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Youth and Society: Exploring the social dynamics of youth experience (3rd ed)||Prescribed||White, RD, Wyn, J, Albanese, P 2011||N/A|
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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Group presentation (500-word equivalent)||10|
|One 1,000-word minor reflective essay||25|
|One 1,500-word major essay||40|
|Online quizzes (1,000-word equivalent)||25|