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SO4060: SOCIOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 18:34


Course Overview

The study of social change and transformation has always been at the core of sociology, and social movements and collective action are key areas of sociological analysis. This course provides an exploration of some contemporary European social movements (20th/21st century) and the theoretical perspectives that have been developed to analyze them and inspire them. The links between theory and action will also be explored. After presenting an initial overview of social movement theory, we will explore such areas as New Social movement theory and movements, European Feminist Theory and movements, Autonomous theory and movements, and Nationalist theory and movements.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of International Relations (IR) (Studied) or Politics (PI) (Studied) or Sociology (SO) (Studied) or MA European Studies (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The study of social change and transformation has always been at the core of sociology, and social movements and collective action are key areas of sociological analysis. This course provides an exploration of some contemporary European social movements (20th and 21st century) and the theoretical perspectives that have been developed to analyze them and inspire them. The links between theory and action will also be explored. After presenting an initial overview of social movement theory, we will explore such areas as New Social movement theory and movements, European Feminist Theory and movements, Autonomous theory and movements, and Nationalist theory and movements.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Examination (60%), continuous assessment (40%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work, where appropriate. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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