2017 Winter School Subject List

The Sociology of Deviance and Difference (SCLG2608)

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Sociology and Social Policy
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1) Dr Alec Pemberton - alec.pemberton@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1)  Greg Martin - greg.martin@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 19 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 150 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

  1. Prerequisites: - 

    Sociology 1001 (SCLG1001), Sociology 1002 (SCLG1002)

  2. Prohibitions: - 

    SCLG2523, SCLG2004

  3. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    One Semester of a Sociology course or equivalent cognate Social Science course

Description

This unit of study focuses on understanding ‘deviance’ and ‘difference’ from a sociological perspective. The unit covers a range of theories, from classic sociological theories of deviance to more recent critical theories of difference, and explores the key issues involved in this change of term. These theories are employed to explore a series of areas of contemporary debate in society, including youth subcultures, the construction of outsiders, rebellion, the body, and mental health.

Assessment

Exam (2,000 words); Essay (2,000 words), In-class participation & attendance.

Final Exam: Take home exam, 7 days. 17th-24th July.

Timetable

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 19 Jul 2017

Lectures: Mon & Wed, 11:00 - 16:00

Tutorials: Mon & Wed, 16:00 - 17:00

Final (Take Home Exam): Mon 17th July - Mon 24th July

Venues:

Lectures: Mon - Carslaw Lecture Theatre 273 & Wed - Carlsaw Lecture Room 351

Tutorials: Mon - Carslaw Lecture Room 374 & Wed - Carslaw Lecture Room 351

Texts

Marshall, H et al. (2007) Deviance and Social Control, Melbourne, Oxford University Press