WORLDS OF EXCLUSION: GLOBAL SOCIAL INEQUALITIES
Credit points: 15
In this subject we examine the challenges of creating a more equitable social world by aiming to understand social inequalities and their causes and consequences from a sociological perspective. We critically examine patterns of inequality within Australia and in global contexts, and explore the ways in which these patterns are rendered invisible or visible. Explanations of different kinds of social inequalities are examined within the context of theories of social stratification, power, equity and social justice. We tackle contemporary challenges such as the growing gap between poverty and wealth, gender inequality, racial discrimination, barriers to civic participation, alienation, class conflicts, and inequalities in the world stratification system. Students engage in critical thinking about the ways sociological theory and practice can contribute to effective polices and their implementation for shaping a more equitable social world.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorXianbi Huang
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Incompatible subjects SOC2WOE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Social stratification and inequality: class conflict in historical, comparative, and global perspective||Recommended||Kerbo, H 2011||8TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL HIGHER EDUCATION|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorXianbi Huang
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|one class test (1,200-word equivalent)||30|
|one research essay (1,400-word equivalent)||35|
|one research exercise (1,400-word equivalent)||35|