- Code SOCY2060
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This is a course all about the mobility of tourists, business people, refugees, passengers, commuters, students, backpackers, migrants, stowaways, pirates, terrorists—and many more. Challenging the way in which social science has been relatively ‘a-mobile’ until recently, through this course we will be getting to grips with how and why things move. What are the meanings attached to these movements? How fast do things move? What routes do these movements take? How and when do things stop? All of these questions generate new ways of thinking about the emergence, distribution, and patterning of power in our contemporary globalising world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Understand the most recent developments in social scientific thinking with regard to a conceptual understanding of mobility.
- Develop these ideas into arguments with reference to historical and contemporary examples of mobile processes.
- Demonstrate the different ways in which mobilities are defined within contemporary debates, and analyse their cultural, social and political implications.
- Select and interrogate relevant literature concerning the cultural, social and political aspects of contemporary mobility issues.
- Communicate their findings in written and oral form with reference to broader debates within Sociology and related disciplines.
800 word tutorial paper: 20%
1200 word tutorial paper: 30%
2000 word research essay: 40%
Tutorial Participation: 10%
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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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