SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WORK

SOC2HEW

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Inequality is frequently seen as one of the most pressing social problems of our age. According to social theorists, economists, policy makers and others, the divisions between the rich and the poor are growing, both within nations and across the globe. In this subject, we will examine a range of perspectives to help us understand the links between inequalities in health, work and education, referred to by some sociologists as clusters of disadvantage. Topics include: inequalities in education as the social class divisions of tomorrow; robotics; technology and the future of work; dirty work and stigma; emotional labour in the professions; and health, disability and employment.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline quiz; in-class exercises and tests; major essay.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of first-year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply sociological concepts to understanding the causes, consequences and experiences of social inequality
02. Explain key concepts and theories in the sociology of inequality
03. Summarise sociological research and arguments on a specific topic concerning inequalities in health, education and work

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 26 - 28
Six 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 25 - 26
Seven 2.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Students will complete two introductory online modules, each of 3-hours duration (total of 6 hours) BEFORE commencing f2f classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes - equivalent to 400 words

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

In-class exercises and online tests - equivalent to 2000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2

Major essay - equivalent to 1600 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 26 - 28
Six 2.00 h tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 26 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 25 - 26
Seven 2.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Students will complete two introductory online modules, each of 3-hours duration (total of 6 hours) BEFORE commencing f2f classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quizzes - equivalent to 400 words

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

In-class exercises and online tests - equivalent to 2000 words

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2

Major essay - equivalent to 1600 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3