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Inequalities: Challenges for the Future (SOCI10003)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeSOCI10003
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Ever wondered what is the connection between the #wearethe99percent and #metoo campaigns? These social movements tap into increased awareness of rising inequalities across the world. This subject will introduce students to core themes of inequality and social differences from a sociological perspective. Students will be introduced to key theoretical concepts and trends to explain social inequality. Course content with include, but not be limited to, inequality in race, class and gender.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Demonstrate a sociological understanding of contemporary social inequalities such as class, gender, and ethnicity;
  • Have a good understanding of the different dimensions involved in social inequalities;
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply sociological theories, concepts and evidence to the analyse sources of social inequalities and how they are reproduced;
  • Be able to communicate sociological analyses of inequality using both oral and written formats.

Generic skills

  • Oral communication; written communication;
  • Collaborative learning; problem solving; team work;
  • Statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice;
  • Interpretation and analysis; critical thinking;
  • Accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

Last updated: 17 July 2019