- Code SOCY2030
- 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, Social Research, Sociology
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 the relationship between the development of sociological thought and our understanding of 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';
- write clearly, i.e. to produce an argument and marshal evidence for it; and
- understand the issues discussed and are able to develop a reasoned position.
Indicative AssessmentOne research essay (40% / 2,500 words) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 5]
Final Synoptic Essay (30% / 2,000 words) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Essay Plan/Annotated Bibliography (15% / 1200 words) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 5] OR Short Reflective Marker (15% / 700 words) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Tutorial Participation – 7.5% [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
Tutorial Notes (weekly, 250 words each) – 7.5% [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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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8057||23 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person||N/A|