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Unit of Study POL00013 - Global Social Movements (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain how social movements evolved, how they operate, and their relationship with both democracy and contentious politics
2 evaluate the political opportunities and constraints that give rise to contentious politics and social movements
3 critically analyse the political impact of social movements and their possible futures
4 utilise a wide range of online search and retrieval methods and critically evaluate the validity of sources.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain how social movements evolved, how they operate, and their relationship with both democracy and contentious politics
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. evaluate the political opportunities and constraints that give rise to contentious politics and social movements
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. critically analyse the political impact of social movements and their possible futures
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. utilise a wide range of online search and retrieval methods and critically evaluate the validity of sources.
    • GA5: