SOCIAL DISRUPTION

SOC3SDS

2021

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. In addition, the subject addresses the relationship between the discipline of sociology and the study of social change. You will be asked to think critically about when and why specific forms of social change are labelled disruptive and what the sociological interest in disruption suggests about the contemporary moment.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures and online content, tutorial activities, written assessment.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of subjects at Level 2

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Research and write on the factors and effects of socially disruptive change.
02. Apply sociological concepts to the analysis and evaluation of socially disruptive change.
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.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay 1 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the first 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay 2 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the second 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Media piece (1,000 words)Assessment to focus on current social issues relevant to social disruption

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay 1 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the first 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay 2 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the second 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Media piece (1,000 words)Assessment to focus on current social issues relevant to social disruption

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay 1 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the first 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay 2 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the second 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Media piece (1,000 words)Assessment to focus on current social issues relevant to social disruption

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay 1 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the first 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay 2 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the second 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Media piece (1,000 words)Assessment to focus on current social issues relevant to social disruption

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelene Wilding

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.50 hour unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Essay 1 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the first 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay 2 (1500 words)Essay on a topic from the second 6 weeks of semester

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Media piece (1,000 words)Assessment to focus on current social issues relevant to social disruption

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3