SOC09002 2016 Social Transformation
Students will learn about historical and contemporary social movements and approaches to mobilizing for social justice.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Define and critically analyse historical and contemporary social movements
Identitfy and critically analyse theoretical and practical models for transformation
Identify and critically anaylse arts-based approaches to activism
Demonstrate insight into the A) planning B) organisation and C) action for social justice
Develop a professional capacity to engage with communities, policy-makers and other stake holders
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered in a blended learning format comprise of the following elements
· Introductory face‑to‑face class period
· Online lectures every second week x 6 accompanied by discussion requirements on key learning points (18 hours)
· Residential 2.5 day period of teaching and learning (18 hours)
· Independent study by learners
Module Assessment Strategies
1) Portfolio: Theoretical context (2,000 words) and visual, such as moving or still image, audio evidence of case study research undertaken to assess learners understanding of key objectives of the module and their capacity to interpret their learning in the context of working with communities.
2) Project: Planning and organising a hypothetical campaign and sourcing relevant funding.
Portfolio: 40% Project: 60%
To be decided at Exam Board
1: Define and critically analyse historical and contemporary social movements
This module aims to equip the student with knowledge of historical and contemporary social movements, as well as an understanding of approaches to mobilizing for social justice. For example, combative/non-combative. Questions will be considered, such as: What are social movements, how do they work? What is community empowerment? What effects do they have?
2: Identify and critically analyse theoretical and practical models for transformation
The student will critically analyse national movements, such as: Occupy, Los Indignados Spain, Aganaktismeni Greece and global movements such as One Billion Rising, alternative food movements, alternative economies, 60s.
The student will critically consider community development models as drivers in mobilising for social justice.
3: Identify and critically analyse arts-based approaches to activism
The student will identify and critically analyse the transformational potential of the Arts, such as Theatre of the Oppressed, Art in Public and the work of specific agitators in the Arts including Matthias Lilienthal and Eve Ensler.
4: Demonstrate insight into the A) planning B) organisation and C) action for social justice
The student will research and assess community organisations in the context of civil society, ICT as a medium for protest - E activism and the Arts as a medium for activism: using the Arts to promote social transformation.
5: Develop a professional capacity to engage with communities, policy-makers and other stake holders
The student will develop the skills needed to engage key stakeholders and funding bodies. The student will learn about the nature and process of lobbying.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Portfolio||Continuous Assessment||Individual Project||60 %||Week 12||1,2,3|
|2||Project||Project||Individual Project||40 %||Week 12||4,5|
Part Time Mode Workload
|Seminar||Flat Classroom||Residential Learning||18||Once Per Module||1.20|
Online Learning Mode Workload
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