SOCY319 Global Societal Challenges

Updated: 16 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp at 100 level in Sociology or International Relations or Political and International Studies or Political Science or any 24cp; or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PUBP415 or PAIS319 or PAIS419 or SOCY419 or SOCY519
Notes None
Combined Units SOCY519 - Global Societal Challenges
Coordinator(s) Christina Kenny (
Unit Description

The aim of this unit is to understand the ramifications of globalisation and economic and social development and their impact on social change. The focus will be on globalisation, social and economic development, the environment, human rights, governance, social and political participation and media representations of issues of global change and significance.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the principal concepts/theories in development, globalisation and social change;
  2. critically examine the context in which development policies are conceived, formulated, adopted and implemented;
  3. independently evaluate the nature of development regimes and processes in developing countries;
  4. examine the roles of various stakeholders in managing development;
  5. analyse the relevance of globalisation to development and social change; and
  6. apply the skills required to organise and articulate ideas for a range of audiences and purposes by communicating effectively in written and oral presentations.