Undergraduate | UNE-SOCY356 | 2023
The State, Power and Violence
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 23 Oct 2023
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
The State, Power and Violence
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of a range of contemporary theories relating to the role of the state and individualism in civil society;
- develop academic skills in political science and sociology dealing with the application of theories, concepts and approaches in analytical contexts;
- critically evaluate questions pertaining to the relationship between the individual, politics and society, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others;
- demonstrate technical skills and abilities in research and written analysis; and
- utilise a range of transferable skills in such areas as learning, time management and technology use (internet, etc).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
The process that leads to the development of a centralised government is known as the state formation. This subject examines the formation and nature of the state and its relation to civil society. When studying this subject you will cover: state-making and war; the welfare state; the legitimation of power; the nature of rule and governance; terrorism; and the role of social groups, movements and parties. You will also explore the major perspectives in political sociology, as well as key perspectives in classical sociology.
Assessment 1: Essay - 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5;
Assessment 2: Review Essay - 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5;
Assessment 3: Take Home Exam - 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5.
- Essay (40%)
- Review Essay (20%)
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (40%)
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
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- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
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Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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