A critical inquiry into alternative forms of social organisation, relying on cutting-edge sociological theory to understand popular resistance, social contention and social change.
In this paper we address topics such as student debt, education, employment and the environment, and explore concepts such as precarity, cognitive justice, degrowth, artivism, digital contention, scholar-activism, and post-capitalism, with the aim of deepening our understanding of everyday life, challenging structural inequalities, and developing the conceptual tools to build alternative and more equitable futures.
|Paper title||Alternative Futures and the Sociological Imagination|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,098.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,352.87|
- 72 300-level SOCI points
- Students should have at least a B+ average for an undergraduate qualification in the social sciences.
- Teaching staff
- Course co-ordinator and lecturer: Dr Marcelle Dawson
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 3-hour seminar per week. Attendance is compulsory.
- Compulsory and recommended reading will be made available via eReserve.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Ethics, Self-Motivation, Information Literacy,
Global Perspective, Cultural Understanding, Lifelong Learning, Critical Thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Become familiar with advanced debates in sociology.
- Understand, explain and critically evaluate the intellectual roots of social movements.
- Develop a global perspective on popular resistance in national and international contexts.
- Conduct verbal presentations.
- Be exposed to research within and beyond sociology.
- Engage in robust, collegial debates with peers and senior scholars.