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ASC304 - Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Zajdow




Incompatible with:

ASC204, ASC263, ASC404

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Campus: Seminar participation and exercises 25%; One written assignment 1000 words 25%; Essay 50%

Cloud (online): Cloud (online) participation 25%; One written assignment 1000 words 25%; One essay 2000 words 50%

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