WORLDS OF EXCLUSION: GLOBAL SOCIAL INEQUALITIES

SOC3WOE

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorXianbi Huang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC2WOE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSocial stratification and inequality: class conflict in historical, comparative, and global perspectiveRecommendedKerbo, H 20118TH EDN, MCGRAW-HILL HIGHER EDUCATION

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Coherently apply a sociological perspective to social inequalities within Australia and in global contexts

Activities:
Essay; tutorial exercise; class test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Critically examine sociological theories of social stratification and inequalities

Activities:
Essay; tutorial exercise; class test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Produce a coherent written argument addressing social issues

Activities:
Essay; tutorial exercise; class test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Work effectively in groups for project implementation and essay writing

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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