Social Change and Development
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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
(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’.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Undergraduate degree majoring in a social science or related discipline.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Compulsory Components||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for SOCA6570|