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SCLG2000: Global Social Problems

2023 unit information

This unit takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of major global problems. Lectures, readings, and activities will examine these problems through the multiple lenses of comparative sociology, systems engineering, climate science, humans rights discourses, world history, and literature.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sociology and Criminology

Code SCLG2000
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate non-academic professional report writing of the kind you might be expected to undertake in post-university careers
  • LO2. demonstrate a practical understanding of how multiple knowledge systems intersect in addressing social problems
  • LO3. demonstrate comparative-historical theoreical framework for understanding the structure of global problems
  • LO4. demonstrate deep knowledge of the social problems faced by one particular country
  • LO5. demonstrate a curiosity and concern about global social problems into concrete plans for policy action.
  • LO6. form independent, critical, well-informed views on the basis of biased information and reports

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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