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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 8.5 hours per week
|Prerequisites:||12.5 points of Level 1 and Level 2 Politics and International Studies or Sociology|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Verity Burgmann
Prof. Verity Burgmann
|Subject Overview:||This subject explores ideologies and actions associated with contemporary social movements that operate on a global scale and have attracted international attention: indigenous, labour, green, animal rights, radical Islam, anti-trafficking, women’s rights, pro-democracy, human rights, children’s rights—and the Zapatistas and anti-globalisation movements that campaign across many of these categories. It examines the conflicts in which these movements are engaged and interrogates the extent to which their grievances are caused or inspired by globalisation. It considers their multiple methods of organising and mobilising—such as summit-hopping, strikes, hacktivism, disrupting whaling fleets and terrorism. It analyses the role of social movements in transforming politics and society and inquires whether the forces arrayed against them—notably globalisation, neo-liberalism, Christian fundamentalism, American hegemony and neo-conservatism—are also best understood as global movements.|
|Objectives:||Students who successfully complete this subject should... |
|Assessment:||Analysis/presentation of primary source material of 1000 words 25% during the semester, a one-hour class test of 1000 words 25% to be held towards the end of semester and a research essay of 2000 words 50% due during the examination period.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject should |
|Notes:||Available as a Breadth subject.|
International Studies Major |
Political Science Major
Politics & International Studies
Politics and International Studies
Politics and International Studies
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