Social Change and Development
|Course code SOCA6570||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Aims to provide students with the concepts and analytical skills to understand the changes that have taken place in post-colonial societies. The course examines globalisation and economic development in relation to states and specific social groups, as well as forces of internal change including gender, ethnicity and social movements. The course will focus on governmental as well as non-governmental actors on the local, national and international levels.
Not available in 2015
|Previously offered in 2014|
|Objectives||(1) To develop an understanding of different approaches to development adopted by post-colonial societies since the first development decade (1970s).|
(2) To develop an understanding of the role of the state in dealing with the basic needs of its citizens.
(3) To develop an understanding of the role of social movements in raising the specific concerns of women, workers, impoverished farmers and other marginalized groups.
(4) To develop an understanding of the role of international actors in the development arena, ranging from inter-governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations to international trade and business lobbies.
(5) To enable the students to acquire an informed and critical understanding of key concepts, such as 'social change', 'development', 'civil society', 'good governance' and 'globalisation'.
1. Discusses economic development policies, theories of development, and processes of globalisation;
2. examines globalisation in relation to states and specific social groups, as well as forces of gender, ethnicity, urbanisation and social movements.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Undergraduate degree majoring in a social science or related discipline.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based|
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term