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SCLG3608: Sociology of Deviance and Difference

2024 unit information

This unit of study focuses on social understandings of 'deviance' and 'difference.' Covering various theories, the unit addresses how deviance is constructed and regulated, and how the idea of the 'abnormal' is central to social debate on a wide range of issues, such as obesity, disability, extreme body modification, and mental health.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sociology and Criminology

Code SCLG3608
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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SCLG2608 or SCLG2523 or SCLG2004
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. demonstrate familiarity with theories of deviance and difference in society in sociology and beyond
  • LO2. demonstrate a solid understanding of how these theories can be used to make sense of social values, norms, and relations
  • LO3. exercise critical judgement and think independently
  • LO4. demonstrate strengthened analytical and research skills.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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