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FASS6001: Dimensions of Inequality

Modern life is marked by profound economic and social inequality. This unit guides students into their own research on the dimensions, causes, and consequences of inequality, with a special focus on Sydney. Students will learn in a hands-on way, combining quantitative and qualitative approaches to social reality. They will learn practical skills in data visualisation with state-of-the-art software, and be asked to think creatively about responses to the processes reproducing inequality.

Code FASS6001
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the causes, distribution and implications of inequality for the social, political and economic well-being of Australia.
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of how issues of wealth, class, gender, ethnicity and indigeneity influence the opportunities and constraints faced by individuals and groups.
  • LO3. undertake analysis of official data sets (eg: ABS).
  • LO4. undertake the collection and analysis of primary data.
  • LO5. use data visualization tools to effectively communicate research findings for public impact.
  • LO6. demonstrate a capacity for respectful critical engagement with others.

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