Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSociology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Catherine Strong


Previously coded SCY2121


This unit explores the social dynamics of youth experience in contemporary society. Topics covered include: youth cultures and styles, globalisation and consumption, changing transitions to adulthood, media and internet engagement, citizenship and social change, work and leisure.


By the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Articulate a good understanding of the sociological imagination or perspective on youth issues;
  2. Analyse and evaluate competing interpretations of youth issues;
  3. Describe historical and contemporary trends in the field of youth sociology;
  4. Develop and present arguments about young people and social change.


Written work: (3000 words): 60%
Class test: 30%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study