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Unit description

Introduces students to concepts of community from historical and sociological perspectives. Students engage with theoretical perspectives and case studies in community and will evaluate the various ways in which communities are characterised by both social cohesion and social inequality.

Unit content

Module 1. What is ‘community’?

Module 2. Is community in decline?

Module 3. The dark side of community

Module 4. Community and social stratification

Module 5. Communities of dissent: social power and political action

Module 6. Localisation and community resilience

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain the social dimensions of community
2analyse the changing nature of community and its role in society
3explain how the issues of class, status, gender, ethnicity, race and religion manifest within the context of both ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ communities
4critically explore and reflect upon community issues from varying theoretical standpoints.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the social dimensions of community
  2. analyse the changing nature of community and its role in society
  3. explain how the issues of class, status, gender, ethnicity, race and religion manifest within the context of both ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ communities
  4. critically explore and reflect upon community issues from varying theoretical standpoints.

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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