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Mass Social Movements

Enrolment code: HGA233/333

Offered: Hobart: semester 2

Unit description:

Addresses the major theoretical debates and research findings in the sociology of mass social movements. The unit reviews the results of movement studies in Australia within a broad comparative framework which includes Western ‘ecopax’, civil rights and feminist movements, European fascist movements, and democratic movements in Eastern Europe. The unit’s objectives are: to familiarise students with major theories of mass movements and key theoretical debates; to introduce major concepts used in contemporary analyses of social movements; to outline the main types of contemporary mass social movements; to familiarise students with methodological problems encountered in movement research; and to provide an opportunity for critical assessment of current debates on the nature and importance of mass social movements.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Sociology (S3T: 25% from Schedule B)  
Assessment mode major 3,000-word assignment (40%), final 2-hr exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Sociology
Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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