Social Justice and Contemporary Issues EDUC3080

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course enables students to become familiar with, and understand, a range of social and political theories and concepts relating to social justice, social change, identity, the individual, and communities.

Timetable

6 Weekly sessions from 10am to 3pm

Requirements of Entry

Completion of the level 2 of the BA Community Development, or equivalent.

Assessment

The students will:

1 Work in groups to design, and deliver a debate on a topic relating to social justice and social change (40%)

2 An essay on a social justice issue (60%)

Course Aims

This course enables students to become familiar with, and understand, a range of social and political theories and concepts relating to social justice, social change, identity and the individual, and communities. It explore social justice in relation to contemporary issues to allow students to address societal areas of concern.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students will be able to:
1 Critically analyse  a range of social and political theories and concepts, which relate to social justice and social change. 

2 Evaluate their own practice in relation to theories of social justice, and social change.

3 Identify appropriate strategies to instil social justice in their practice and to effect social change

4 Present work in accordance with academic conventions

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

80% attendance
Each element of the course assessment must be passed