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FASS6001: Dimensions of Inequality

2021 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Political Economy

Code FASS6001
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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