ASC304 - Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Vince Marotta
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASC204, ASC263, ASC404

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:

Burwood: 1 x 2-hour scheduled delivery per week comprising 1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Waurn Ponds: 1 x 2-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

NIKERI (CBD): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including fortnightly online workshops, as per Online students' scheduled learning commitments. Students must also attend and participate in 2 x 5-day (10-days) intensives at the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute, Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus

Note:

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

Content

This unit deals with the sociological issues related to deviance and social control in two ways. One approach involves examining theories of social control and the construction of marginal identities as these relate to conceptions of culture and the social world. The concepts will also be examined as powerful assumptions in changing professional practice. The second approach includes in-depth case studies which illustrate the various theoretical issues. These case studies include such topics as prisons and punishment, homelessness, women and medical science, madness, and drug and alcohol use and abuse.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Understand and use the sociological concepts and theories related to deviance and difference at a sophisticated and rigorous level

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2 Communicate this understanding through essays, reports, reviews and journals

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3 Write effectively and at a high level

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4 Submit assessment via CloudDeakin in a timely manner

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Seminar/Online Exercises 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Ongoing
Assessment 2 - Essay 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Week 5
Assessment 3 - Essay 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Week 11

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 ASC304
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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