SOC2000 Identity, Inequality and Social Justice
|Short Description:||Identity Inqlty & Scial Justic|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090301 - Sociology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 January 2020|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course will provide students with the opportunity to examine: the philosophical underpinnings of the concept of social justice; inequalities of social class through the lens of classical sociological theory; the need for an integrated analysis of class, gender and ethnicity; and the role of identity politics in the present day in challenging inequalities. Case studies may include migration and cultural diversity in Australia, inequalities in the criminal justice system, the role of the mass media, and the development of neo-nationalism. Students are encouraged to develop their own perspectives on these issues, while maintaining a critical reflexivity.