This subject will critically evaluate the position of young people in Australian society, and analyse the development of youth policy during the post WWII period in terms of how society constructs youth as a social problem and politically regulates young people's lives. It will also study youth as social agents, eg as consumers and citizens.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Not available to students who have completed SOC103.
Demographic Changes and Images of Young People. The Social Construction and Ideology of Youth. Youth as Consumers and Citizens. Youth, the Labour Market and Unemployment. Youth, Sexuality and the AIDS Crises. Youth, Violence and Power. The Justice System and Juvenile Delinquency. The State and the Politics of Youth. Popular Culture and Youth Protest. Youth/Students Movements and Social Change.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SOC203 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.