UNDERSTANDING YOUTH IN THE 21ST CENTURY

SOC2UYC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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? What roles do peers play in the life of young people? Finally, this subject also examines important social issues affecting young people today, such as changing family dynamics, education, employment, technology, homelessness and youth development.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 points at first year level

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate the role of public policy and legislation in shaping the experiences and opportunities available to young people

Activities:
Individual progress report, major report, team presentation, project journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the ways in which key social structures (such as institutions and cultural discourses) shape the opportunities available for young people

Activities:
Major report, Team presentation, Individual progress report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Identify and evaluate the main theories underpinning youth studies

Activities:
Project Journal, team presentation, Individual report, project journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Produce convincing arguments which explains the positions of young people in the 21st century

Activities:
Minor Individual report, Major report, Team presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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