- 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
This course introduces students to sociological perspectives on global change and development. It examines the concepts of development and globalisation in historical and contemporary contexts, incorporating case studies from varied regions including Asia, Africa and Latin America. Key issues addressed in the course are the interplay between economic growth and equality, environmental degradation and the role of geopolitics and global institutions.
A central theme of the course is social and political inequality and its relationship to social change and development. There is a focus on forms of resistance, critiques of globalisation and the limits of geopolitical terms such as 'third world'.
Although this course utilises a sociological lens to study development, it does not require any experience in sociology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand sociological perspectives on globalisation, global inequality and development;
- explain the political and historical developments that have shaped concepts such as the third world, progress and development;
- analyse the relationship between the local and the global in the context of development;
- carry out independent research on development issues drawing on relevant sociological literature; and
- reflect on and discuss their learning in relation to the content of the course.
- Short Paper, 1000 words (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Reflective essay, 1500 words (25) [LO 1,2,5]
- Research essay, 3500 words (50) [LO 1,3,4]
- Tutorial participation (or written reflection for off-campus students) (10) [LO 5]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
No prescribed texts required for this course.
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- 6 units
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|27 Jul 2020
|03 Aug 2020
|31 Aug 2020
|30 Oct 2020