SOC09002 2016 Social Transformation

General Details

Full Title
Social Transformation
Transcript Title
Social Transformation
Code
SOC09002
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SOC - Sociology
Department
SOCS - Social Sciences
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Kate Brown, Karin White
Programme Membership
SG_WSOCI_M09 201700 Master of Arts in Social Care & Social Justice SG_WSOCI_O09 201700 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Social Care & Social Justice
Description

Students will learn about historical and contemporary social movements and approaches to mobilizing for social justice.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Define and critically analyse historical and contemporary social movements

2.

Identitfy and critically analyse theoretical and practical models for transformation

3.

Identify and critically anaylse arts-based approaches to activism

 

4.

Demonstrate insight into the A) planning B) organisation and C) action for social justice





5.

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%

Repeat Assessments

To be decided at Exam Board

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Seminar Flat Classroom Residential Learning 18 Once Per Module 1.20
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.20 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online lecture 3 Fortnightly 1.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Allen, L. 2013. The rise and fall of human rights. Cynicism and politics in occupied Palestine. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

Burchardt, M., Patterson, A.S. and Mubanda Rasmussen, L. (Eds). (2013). The politics and anti-politics of social movements:religion and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Canadian Journal of African Studies, 47(2).

Cary, H. “Constructing studenthood: student activism and the role of representative groups in the process of identification” Irish Journal of Anthropology 16 (2) 2013. 26 – 30.

Chandra, U., and Majumder, A. Eds). (2013). The ethics of self-making in postcolonial India. South Asia multidisciplinary academic journal, 7.

Kasmir, S. 2005. “Activism and Class Identity: The Saturn Auto Factory case” in Social Movements: An Anthropological Reader. June Nash (Ed.)Blackwell Publishing LTD.: Oxford. 78-95.

Moser, A. 2003. “Acts of resistance: The Performance of Women’s Grassroots Protest in Peru “ Social Movements Studies, 2(2), 177-190.

Parkin, D., Krause, K., and Alex, G. (Eds). (2013). Therapeutic crises, diversification and mainstreaming. Anthropology and Medicine, 20(3).

Schoenwaelder, K. and Bloemraad, I. (2013). Immigrant and ethnic minority representation in Europe: conceptual challenges and theoretical approaches. West European Politics, 36(3), 564-579.

Shaery, R. and Cavatora, F. (2013). The internet and civil activism in Syria. In P.Aarts and Cavatorta (Eds), Cicil society in Syria and Iran: activism in authoritarian contexts (pp. 119-141). Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner Publishers.,,