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This online Understanding Social Problems unit examines the where, how and why of social problems and is highly recommended for professionals working within criminal justice, government policy and the community services sector.
Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University, the unit closely examines social problems such as crime and forces students to reflect upon and rethink how social problems are defined.
The unit explores how social problems arise directly from the social and historical contexts of a society, and introduces students to different ways of thinking about social concerns such as illegal drug use, domestic violence, terrorism and environmental pollution.
By completing this unit, students develop skills in understanding and analysing a range of concepts, theories and perspectives on social life – a helpful set of skills that will enable them to make better informed decisions in their respective fields.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit because it is considered an academic equivalent:
In this unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
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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Studying this unit will benefit anybody working in criminology, criminal justice, government and the community services sector, as the unit provides a comprehensive examination of how and why social problems arise.
With a deeper understanding of the roots of a number of social concerns, you will be able to:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.