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Area/Catalogue
SOCU 2018

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163325

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

To develop students' knowledge regarding the sociology of disability and ageing with a strong focus on the social construction of disability and ageing and the diversity of the lived experience.

Course content

Students will examine disability and ageing as a sociological phenomenon, theories of ageing and disability through the life course, positive ageing and the political economy of ageing. Students will develop their understanding of the social construction of disability and ageing and the diversity in the lived experience in and across different social institutions and contexts. Students will explore how disability and ageing intersect with other categories of identity, particularly those of gender and sexuality, ‘race’ and ethnicity, socio-economic status, and the complex relationships among these categories.

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2700 words equivalent 60% N/A
Major essay 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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