Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Communication & Arts School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Intensive

Class contact

Intensive: Semester Total 30 Hours

Assessment methods

Essay; Book Review; Presentation

Course coordinator

A/Prof Pradip Thomas

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Intensive Profile unavailable

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Course description

Throughout the ages social movements have contributed to contesting the order of things. Social movements have appeared and disappeared, been tolerated or crushed, become popular or remained on the margins, and influenced society in the long run or merely created temporary change. This course will explore the differences between traditional and new social movements, the relationship between social movements and the media, and the role of communication in the democratisation process. The contribution and limitations of the media reform movements will be critically analysed, the major theoretical traditions of social movement theory will be explored, and students will gain an in-depth understanding of social movement theories in relation to examples from around the world. This course will be taught through case studies, interactive seminars, student led sessions, and analytical essays.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Intensive Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile