Youth Culture and Risk

Course code SOCA3220Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Provides an understanding of contemporary youth cultures in relation to sociological theories of risk. It moves between examination of theoretical and empirical accounts of contemporary youth cultures, and concepts of risk which can be used to understand youth culture phenomena. A primary focus will be on urban youth cultures, class and gender in Australia and other countries.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate that they:
1. Have developed a critical understanding of the way modernity, youth culture and risk have been dealt in sociology.
2. Have demonstrated an understanding of the significance of contemporary youth cultures in the global context.
3. Have gained an improved general sociological understanding through this focused study in youth culture and risk.
4. Have improved general scholarly skills regarding the presentation of well-supported argument
and the communication of ideas n written and verbal form.
ContentThe course begins by defining key terms in the study of youth culture and risk. This is followed by a coverage of significant areas of contemporary research on youth: for example, youth transitions, class, gender and race issues, media tastes and consumption, youth subcultures and peer interactions. As new studies and theoretical innovations in the field of
youth studies come into the public domain they will be integrated into course content.
Replacing Course(s)SOCA2160 Youth Culture 10 units
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed SOCA2160 Youth Culture are not eligible to enrol.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge40 units of study at 1000 level.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay (2500 words) weighting 40%
Examination: FormalExam (1000 words) weighting 30%
Other: (please specify)Tutorial Research Exercises - Oral/Written 10%
ReportsResearch Report (1200 words) weighting 20%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term