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ASC304 - Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:B East
Incompatible with: ASC204

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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.


On campus: Tutorial participation and exercises 25%; One written assignment 1000 words 25%; Essay 50%


Off Campus: Online participation 25%; One written assignment 1000 words 25%; One essay 2000 words 50%

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