2018 Winter School Subject List

The Sociology of Deviance and Difference (SCLG2608) - Opens 10 May 2017

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

(1)  Mathew Toll - mathew.toll@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Alexander Lloyd Page - alexander.page@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 19 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 200 
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


  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


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.


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

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


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

Lectures: All lectures are 10:00 - 12:00

Mon 3rd, 10th & 17th

Tue 4th, 11th & 18th

Wed 5th & 12th

Thu 6th & 13th

Fri 7th

Tutorials: All classes are 12:00 - 13:00

Mon 3rd, 10th & 17th

Tue 4th, 11th & 18th

Wed 5th & 12th

Thu 6th & 13th

Fri 7th

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


Lectures & Tutorials: Seminar Room 1.2, Charles Perkins Centre


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