• 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 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:

  1. analyze sociological writings and other theories relating to the theme of 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; and
  5. reflect on learning relating to the sociology of resistance.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Mini-Research Paper, 1000 words (20) [LO 1,3,4]
  2. Major Essay, 2500 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Synoptic, 1500 words (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 5]

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Workload

130 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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

None

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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