SOCIAL DISRUPTION

SOC3SDS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines contemporary social processes that rupture the fabric of society in dramatic and typically unpredictable ways. Processes of social disruption generate complex effects that are progressive and regressive as well as unevenly experienced. In this subject, you will evaluate the causes and effects of socially disruptive change, such as those associated with new technologies, big data, work, urbanisation, social isolation, political activism, identity issues, and transnational flows of people and capital. Inaddition, the subject addresses the relationship between the discipline of sociology and the study of social change. You will be asked to think criticallyabout when and why specific forms of social change are labelled disruptive and what the sociological interest in disruption suggests about the contemporary moment.





SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWendy Mee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of subjects at Level 2

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Research and write on the factors and effects of socially disruptive change.

Activities:
Lectures and online content, tutorial activities, written assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply sociological concepts to the analysis and evaluation of socially disruptive change.

Activities:
Lectures and online content, tutorial activities, written assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply sociological concepts to critically reflect on the relationship between the discipline of sociology, the study of social change, and discourses of disruption in society.

Activities:
Lectures and online content, tutorial activities, written assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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