This unit will introduce you to sociological perspectives on young people, their participation in social institutions such as school and family, and the expectations and influences exerted upon them.
Drawing on your personal experience of identity, Youth and Society will examine how concepts such as agency, society and identity are defined. This unit is broad in scope, drawing on theories and materials from sociology, social history, economics, justice and media studies in its study of youth culture.
Delivered by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, this unit offers a greater understanding of how young people engage in the production of culture, the social issues they face and how youth culture interacts with society at large.
Anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this sociology unit, the topics you will study include:
Young people in the public eye
Youth – social structure and agency
Researching young people today
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit provides insight into the formation of identity and youth culture, as well as problems facing the youth of today, and could prove valuable to those wishing to undertake further study and qualification as a counsellor, mentor or social worker working with young people.
Other career opportunities that you may wish to pursue following your study of the Youth and Society unit include involvement in youth advocacy and outreach programs. You may also wish to pursue further study in the field of sociology and move into a role as an academic, researcher or media commentator focused on youth issues.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Youth and Society from Griffith University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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