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Unit details

HSW219 - Self and Society

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: CBD*, Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Selma Macfarlane

Incompatible with: HSW112
Contact hours:

Campus students: 2 hours per week - class and seminar

Content

This unit provides an overview of theories about the social construction of the self. It will ground these theories in an analysis of human development across the life course in the context of the major social divisions in society. More specifically, the unit explores: agency-structure debates and the role of subjectivity in shaping the self; theories of human and family development across the lifespan, including the social construction of childhood; the self as both a relational and autonomous being; contributions from humanism, feminism, psychoanalysis and postmodern thinking to developing an understanding of the self; and the role of privilege and oppression in shaping the individual.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Four reflective journals (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (2000 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2338$2516

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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