units

ATS2720

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSociology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Steven Roberts

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed two gateway units in Sociology or Behavioural studies.

Prohibitions

AZA3720, AZA2720, ATS3720