HOW SOCIAL CHANGE HAPPENS
Credit points: 15
This subject scrutinizes phenomena of social, political and economic change. It does so by combining the practical perspectives offered by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and other change agents, with the latest academic research from a wide range of disciplines. Students will learn the ways in which entities such as the government, the media and the business community may influence change, and are themselves targets for change. Students will also learn about how change agents define, negotiate, and pursue notions of social improvement, paying particular attention to the importance of coalition building, leadership, and activism. Over the semester, practitioners--coming from NGOs, Multilateral Organizations, Transnational Corporations, social enterprises, political and community organizations--will introduce students to relevant case studies, and share insights from their field experience. The subject is designed for students doing the Master of International Development, but it is relevant to students from the across the social sciences and health sciences.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorTom McNamara
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesReflective journal, participation in seminars and discussions.In-class presentation, engagement of lecturer and guest presenters.Literature review, discussion in class.Case study analysis.
Incompatible subjectsPOL5MSH OR POL4MSH
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTom McNamara
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Reflective Journals (1,000 word equivalent)Critically reflect on case studies presented by guest speakers
Critical Case Study Analysis (3,000 words)Produce a written analysis of a case study, and demonstrate close engagement with the academic and development literature
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Case Study Presentation and Seminar Exercises (1,000 word equivalent)Review strengths and weaknesses of interventions/frameworks presented by guest speakers, and demonstrate close engagement with development reports
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