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SCLG3609: Sociology of the Body

2024 unit information

Our bodies are an important way we interact with society. Our identities, interactions with power and social and political institutions and even our leisure are mediated through and upon the body. Drawing on the expertise and research interests of a team of staff members, we explore various sociological perspectives relating to the body in society.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sociology and Criminology

Code SCLG3609
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology
SCLG2526 or SCLG2603 or SCLG2614 or SCLG2619 or SCLG2636 or GCST2614 or GCST3634
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate substantive knowledge of sociological perspectives on the body in society, and have a firm grasp of relevant theories, principles, and practices
  • LO2. evaluate new knowledge about sociological perspectives on the body through independent research
  • LO3. think critically in relation to sociological perspectives on the body
  • LO4. demonstrate reflexivity and self-awareness in relation to your learning and position as social actors
  • LO5. assimilate, organise and criticise a corpus of academic materials, including those containing substantive and empirical concerns, and those of a more theoretical nature
  • LO6. demonstrate the skills, integrity and personal resilience to critically engage in sociological argumentation and conduct sociological research using best ethical practice
  • LO7. demonstrate cultural competency through participation and collaboration in seminars, tutorials and online, as well as through various forms of study and group-work concerning the ways bodies interact with society.

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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