ASC210 - Youth Culture and Identity

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Kyja Noack-Lundberg
Cohort rule:






Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This subject introduces major sociological approaches to youth. The emphasis on transition and culture respectively will focus on the experience of young people in the 21st century in relation to identity (digital and subcultural), family, school, work, relationships, and location. Students will integrate the various sociological approaches and review the impact of young people as consumers and citizens. Students will also evaluate the operations of globalisation and related inequalities on this group of social actors.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Analyse major sociology of youth theories on youth and globalisation, youth and the internet, youth related inequalities and the creation of youth identities

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

Communicate the findings and analyses of sociological concepts and theories on the sociology of youth in written, digital and oral formats

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3 Critically evaluate theoretical approaches to youth and social problems

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Presentation 800 words
or equivalent
20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Essay 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Week 8
Assessment 3 - Test 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ASC210
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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