2018 Winter School Subject List

Social Inequality in Australia (SCLG2604) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

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

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

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

Start Date: 08 Jan 2018 
End Date: 24 Jan 2018 
Capacity: 50 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes


  1. Prerequisites - 

    12 Junior credit points from Sociology

  2. Prohibitions - 

    SCLG2529, SCLG2010

  3. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    One year of first year/introductory sociology


This unit examines sociological approaches to social inequality. Questions about social inequality are integral to contemporary notions of equality, citizenship, human rights, social justice and emancipation. A central theme of the unit (and a central preoccupation of sociologists) is ways in which social relations of inequality are shaped, represented, experienced, negotiated and challenged in everyday life. Some important questions for this unit are: How do sociologists understand and explain patterns of inequality? What are the enabling and constraining factors shaping people’s ‘life chances’? How are social relations of inequality, experienced, challenged and disrupted? Is social inequality an inevitable condition of human existence?


Tutorial participation (15%), 2000wd autoethnography (40%) and 2500wd Take-home exercise (45%)


Start Date: 08 Jan 2018     End Date: 24 Jan 2018


Mon 11:00 -16:00 (1 hour break between 13:00 - 14:00)

Wed 11:00 -16:00 (1 hour break between 13:00 - 14:00)


Mon 16:00 - 17:00

Wed 16:00 - 17:00


The Refectory, Quadrangle Building