PAIS561 Sex, Crime and Corruption

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ASSO261 or ASSO361 or ASSO461 or PAIS361 or PAIS461

offered in odd numbered years

Combined Units PAIS361 - Sex, Crime and Corruption
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

Through a focus on the theortetical concept of power, this unit explores some significant, though often ignored, aspects of social life that have an important bearing on the accumulation of wealth, the nature of conflict, and the wielding of political influence. Using both historical and contemporary empirical materials, some of the topics covered include prostitution and slavery, capitalism and crime, narco-politics, murder, violence and electoral politics.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and appropriately abstract knowledge of: various topics and issues related to the politics of crime, sex and corruption in different socio-historical contexts; and the economic, social and political significance of sex, crime and corruption from a global perspective;
  2. apply advanced knowledge of competing approaches to the analysis and understanding of ?power? and their conceptual underpinnings;
  3. appropriately and accurately apply core concepts, in particular ?power?, to reflect critically upon and analyse various topics and issues related to the politics of crime, sex and corruption;
  4. independently develop, through synthesising and rigorously evaluating evidence from a wide range of sources, nuanced and theoretically-informed arguments about the politics of sex, crime and corruption and communicate these in a compelling manner; and
  5. expertly research and critically analyse in a creatively written essay, the relationship between politics and various topics and problems related to the politics of crime, sex and corruption.