Social Movements and Policy Making (SCLG2607)

UNIT OF STUDY

Drawing on contemporary sociological analysis this unit critically explores participation, organisation and outcomes of social movements. The unit explores the intersections between citizenship and democracy in relation to social movements and policy making. Moreover, the unit addresses links between societal and cultural arrangements and social movements for change. Students will have the opportunity to explore the theoretical ideas introduced in this unit by investigating a range of social movements, such as, anti-global movements, environmentalism and feminist movements.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1500wd oral equivalent tutorial participation (15%) and 500wds equivalent poster (35%) and take-home exercise (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-Legal Studies)

Prohibitions

SCLG2570

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