Understanding Social Problems (1008CCJ)

This course introduces students to the importance of understanding social problems, such as crime, in social context. It addresses key questions about the society we live in and provides a critical analysis of the ways in which social problems become defined. This includes an exploration of the combination of objective and subjective criteria that vary across societies, among individuals and groups in society, and across historical time periods. In so doing, it will demonstrate that social problems may be seen as socially and historically constructed categories. Students will be introduced to different ways of thinking about social problems and these different perspectives will be applied to a variety of social concerns (for example, illegal drug use, domestic violence, terrorism, environmental pollution). Students will develop skills in understanding and analysing a range of concepts, theories and perspectives on social life. A key objective is to foster a critical and interpretive understanding of the dynamic relationship between the individual and society. Prerequisites: NIL Co-requisites: NIL Incompatible: CCJ18 Understanding Social Problems, 1007LHS Understanding the Social World, 1008CCJ Crime and Society.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Nathan Trimester 1Online Trimester 1Online Trimester 3

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Course profile is currently unavailable

Key dates

Course start date
2 November 2020
Last date to add a course
15 November 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
29 November 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
10 January 2021

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (71168) Open Weeks 1 - 7, Mid-Trimester Break, 8 - Exam week This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
24 February 2020
Last date to add a course
8 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
22 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
26 April 2020

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The published class timetable below may no longer accurately reflect course delivery, with most classes transitioning to remote/online learning, wherever possible.  Please refer to your student email and Learning@Griffith course site for the most up to date arrangements.


Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (10189) Wednesday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G03 THEATR 1
Lecture Theatres 1/2 Complex
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (18678) Wednesday 14:00 - 14:50
Week 1
G16 1.15
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Wednesday 14:00 - 14:50
Weeks 2 - 6, 7 - 12
G16 1.14
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12817) Wednesday 15:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G27 1.13
Business 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12816) Thursday 11:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G42 3.05
Griffith Business School
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12814) Thursday 13:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G11 4.29
Learning Commons
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12813) Wednesday 13:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G16 1.15
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12812) Thursday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G11 4.29
Learning Commons
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12811) Wednesday 14:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G27 1.13
Business 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12810) Thursday 08:00 - 08:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G27 1.14
Business 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12809) Thursday 09:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G27 1.14
Business 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (12808) Thursday 10:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
G11 3.59
Learning Commons
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
24 February 2020
Last date to add a course
8 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
22 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
26 April 2020

Please view full class information for School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

The published class timetable below may no longer accurately reflect course delivery, with most classes transitioning to remote/online learning, wherever possible.  Please refer to your student email and Learning@Griffith course site for the most up to date arrangements.


Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (10190) Open Tuesday 12:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N22 THEATRE 1
Northern Theatres 1/2 Complex
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (12830) Wednesday 10:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M15 1.13
Science Education Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12828) Tuesday 15:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M10 2.23
Social Sciences Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12827) Wednesday 13:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M15 1.18
Science Education Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12826) Closed Wednesday 08:00 - 08:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M10 4.13
Social Sciences Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12824) Tuesday 16:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M24 2.44
Psychology Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12823) Full Tuesday 15:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M15 2.02
Science Education Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12821) Wednesday 15:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M15 2.02
Science Education Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12820) Wednesday 14:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M10 2.14
Social Sciences Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12819) Open Wednesday 09:00 - 09:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M09 0.108
Arts and Music Building
Mt Gravatt Campus
Tutorial (12818) Open Tuesday 17:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
M15 2.02
Science Education Building
Mt Gravatt Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
24 February 2020
Last date to add a course
8 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
22 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
26 April 2020

Please view full class information for School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (11749) Open Weeks 1 - 6, Mid-Trimester Break, 7 - Exam week This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.