Global Activism and Social Change (11151.1)
|Level:||Advanced Unit Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||School of Arts and Communications|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2019 Semester 2 DR Annie MCCARTHY (Ph: +61 2 62015719 ) ON-CAMPUS 2020 Semester 2 DR Annie MCCARTHY (Ph: +61 2 62015719 ) ON-CAMPUS
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Social, cultural and political change are defining features of our contemporary world. This unit analyses these transformations through an examination of the form, function and impact of local, national and global social movements. It provides an historical overview of advocacy and activism across a breadth of critical issues, from civil rights to the environment, from armed revolution to digital campaigning, from the early 20th century to today. Through these investigations students will develop deep understanding of the resources and strategies required to effect and sustain social change across a range of international contexts and the capacity to reflect on their ethical implications. Through a self-selected case-study approach, students will engage in-depth research into a contemporary social movement.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and articulate a critical understanding of the key theoretical and analytical frameworks employed to study social movements;
2. Critically apply this knowledge in-depth, independent, case-study based research; and
3. Discuss and contribute productively to collaborative peer learning.
One 3 hour intensive seminar and interactive workshops on-campus per week for 6 weeks, one 3 hour online learning groups on-campus per week for 6 weeks.
11147 How the World Really Works: Busting the Myths of Globalisation.
11149 Listening to Global Voices: World Literature and Cinema.
8168 Global Social Movements.
- ARB005 Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies)
- ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARAR01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communication and Media
- ARSC01 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- MGAR03 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Arts
- SCAR02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Arts
- ARMG02 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management