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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorXianbi Huang
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesLecture, tutorial, essays, test
Prerequisites 30 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Social stratification and inequality: class conflict in historical, comparative, and global perspective
PublisherMCGRAW-HILL HIGHER EDUCATION
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorXianbi Huang
Lecture/SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Test (1200-word equivalent)
|Other written exam||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2|
Research essay (1,200-word equivalent)This essay focuses on the content covered in the first half of the semester.
|Assignment||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Research essay (1,600-word equivalent)This essay is an overall assessment of the content covered in the whole semester.
|Assignment||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|