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HSW219 - Self and Society

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

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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%

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