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Global Social Movements (8168.5)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media



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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178431) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164831) - View
    • UC Term 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (163385) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (163219) - View
    • UC Term 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (163864) - View
    • UC Term 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (149539) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140110) - View

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    This unit identifies the main types of contemporary international social movements, from the advocacy of civil rights to the environment, and examines the key theoretical approaches to understanding these. Through a critical exploration of the tactics and strategies of movements drawing onnon-violent and armed revolutionary techniques, their relationships with existing systems of governance and international civil society will be analysed. The major methodological issues associated with researching and understanding these movements will be examined. Through a case-study approach, students will engage in in-depth research into contemporary international social movements.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the key theoretical and analytical frameworks employed to study international social movements;

    2. critically apply this knowledge to in-depth, independent, case-study based research;

    3. demonstrate their capacity to engage in collaborative peer learning.

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    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.





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