- Code SOCY6045
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Development Studies, Sociology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2017
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The course surveys various sociological perspectives on global change and development.
Section one charts the history of the concept of development, using studies from Russia to Central America and Africa.
Section two examines resistance to social and political inequalities and their relationship to social change and development.
Section three draws upon contemporary critiques of development and progress and examines the concept of globalisation. These approaches will be assessed through examining a range of contemporary issues, ranging from the advent of the Newly Industrialising Countries, global consumerism, environmental degradation and global institutions.
Students will be encouraged to take these issues and apply them to their own specific fields of interest in global development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand at a basic level the dynamics of global change;
- Appreciate the political and historical developments that have influenced the 'making of the Third World';
- Examine the rhetoric and the reality behind contemporary concepts or codewords, such as 'progress', 'modernisation', 'development' and 'globalisation';
- Appreciate the complex interlinkages between the 'global' and the 'local';
- Produce an argument and marshal evidence for it in written work on development; and
- Develop a reasoned position on various issues in development.
Indicative Assessment1000-word reflective essay – 20% [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
1200-word Research Essay Plan plus annotated bibliography – 20% [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5, 6]
3500-word Research Essay – 50% [Learning Outcomes 1, 5, 6]
Tutorial Participation or Tutorial Reflections – 10% [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8121||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|
|10117||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||Online||N/A|