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Social Movements and Change (6 points)


Leader: Dr Lyle Murno and Dr Parimal Roy

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit aims to introduce students to the ways in which sociological knowledge can be used to understand how social movements and collective action facilitate or inhibit social change in a wide variety of societal contexts. In order to achieve this, the unit focuses on key concepts and theories in the social movement literature and then seeks to apply these to specific local, national and international campaigns where people are either striving to achieve social change or are mounting counter movements against change.

Assessment: On-campus - Essay (1250 words): 30% + Tutorial presentation (30 minutes) and Paper (1000 words): 30% + Exam (2 hours): 40% Off-campus - Essay one (1250 words): 30% + Essay two (1250 words): 30% + Exam (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (2-hour seminar/discussion)

Prerequisites: SCY1801 and SCY1802 or equivalents

Prohibitions: SCY3814

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