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Area/Catalogue
SOCU 2021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
167641

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

Demonstrate the application of sociology to deviance in order for students to better comprehend processes and consequences of stigmatization and criminalisation.



Course content

This course will examine various conceptions and sociological theories of deviant and criminal behaviour. This involves exploring conceptions of, and reactions to, deviance historically and cross-culturally as well as critically evaluating the relationship between societal perceptions of deviance and outlining patterns of criminal and deviant behaviour within society. Topics covered include drug use, violence, sex work, terrorism, youth culture and occupational crime.



Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
SOCU 1002 Sociological Perspectives
SOCU 1003 The Social World
LAWS 1016 Foundations of Law

Any one of the listed prerequisites or by arrangement with the Program Director

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Online ) 3 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz 675 word equivalent 15% N/A
Review 1800 words 40% N/A
Essay 2025 words 45% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Quiz 675 word equivalent 15% N/A
Review 1800 words 40% N/A
Essay 2025 words 45% N/A
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Quiz 675 word equivalent 15% N/A
Review 1800 words 40% N/A
Essay 2025 words 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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