• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Sociology
  • Areas of interest Sociology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Maria Hynes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course examines what Sociology has to offer to the study of resistance. The popular concept of resistance has been used to describe a vast array of activities, from participation in mass social movements to the wearing of 'non-conformist' fashion. But what exactly is 'resistance'? What do protest movements and more everyday acts of resistance have in common and what sets them apart? Does resistance necessarily entail resistance against something? We explore such questions through a variety of contemporary case studies, ranging from anti-globalisation protest to culture jamming, anti-racism, terrorism and sexual politics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

1. Analyse sociological writings on resistance

2. Evaluate the contribution that Sociology makes to the study of resistance

3. Identify different forms of resistance and evaluate their effectiveness

4. Produce an argument and marshal evidence for it

5. Discuss key themes, concepts and theories with your peers

6. Reflect on and discuss their own learning as it relates to the subject matter of the course

 

Indicative Assessment

800 word tutorial paper: 20% 

1200 word tutorial paper: 30%

2000 word research essay: 40%

Tutorial Participation: 10%

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Workload

This course will be delivered through streamed lectures and face-to-face tutorials. There will be two lectures and one tutorial per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level ANU courses; or permission of the convenor

Prescribed Texts

None

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2178
2006 $2178
2007 $2178
2008 $2178
2009 $2178
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3090
2006 $3090
2007 $3090
2008 $3090
2009 $3090
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4795 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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