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Youth Identities (SOC203)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Youth is often presented as a period of storm and stress or a time of crisis. On the other hand youth culture is often something many seek out, envy, and desire. This unit will acquaint students with Australian and international literature concerned with the study of youth. Students will be introduced to the history of youth, major theoretical traditions on youth culture and the various media, policy and professional responses to youth needs and interests.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Critically assess and discuss young people using a variety of evidence and arguments.
2. Conceptualise effective means for engaging with young people through social media, community programs and research methods.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminar: 2.5 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit involves a weekly seminar, which includes a lecture on sociological theories related to youth, a video screening and group discussion. External students will have the opportunity to listen to lectures and watch videos online and discuss with fellow students in the online discussion forum on LMS.
Assessment Assessment will consist of an online quiz (20%), an essay (30%), contribution to discussion (20%) and an end of semester exam (30%). The assessment is aimed at testing students' knowledge of the unit content and their ability to analyse youth cultures using sociological concepts.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed SOC230 Australian Youth Culture cannot enrol for credit in this unit.
Notes It is highly recommended to have completed S134/SOC134 Introduction to Sociology prior to enrolling in this unit.
Previously 2015: 'Australian Youth Culture'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Sociology (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors Sociology
Appears in these Minors Sociology
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Jeremy Northcote

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2063
e: J.Northcote@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.047 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Jeremy Northcote

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2063
e: J.Northcote@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.047 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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