School of Social and Cultural Studies

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SPOL-318 – Social Movements and the State

Points:20Prerequisites:As for SPOL 302
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Social & Cultural StudiesRestrictions:SPOL 304 (2005-06);

Social movements and collective actions are key catalysts in social and political change, and in the reduction of inequalities in society. This course will use both empirical studies of social movements and theoretical treatments of key issues to examine the social and political context of protest. The focus will be on key questions such as: Under what circumstances do social movements emerge? How do activists choose political tactics and strategies?; And, how do movements affect social and political change? 100% internal assessment.

Also offered as:  SOSC 318

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Text

The set text for this course is a book of student notes which contains all the essential readings for the course. Available from vicbooks, ground floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

Trimester 1 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
15484 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Tue1310 - 1400Murphy [Kelburn]632Sandra Grey
3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Thu1310 - 1500Murphy [Kelburn]632
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Tue1310 - 1400Murphy [Kelburn]632
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Thu1310 - 1500Murphy [Kelburn]632

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.