Undergraduate Course: Organising Resistance: Theories, Principles and Practices (EDUA10153)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The experiences of inequality, oppression and exploitation have led to a plurality of resistance activities and movements amongst different social groups. Exploring the idea of 'resistance' from a variety of social, political and educational perspectives, this course will examine the ideologies and social practices underpinning resistance movements, analyse the ways in which resistance is organised and locate these actions in local, national and international contexts.
&∑ Defining resistance: understanding what resistance is and how it is sparked.
&∑ Understanding the dynamics of resistance: how different groups organise their resistance activities.
&∑ Ethics in resistance: understanding the philosophies underpinning non-violent and violent resistance movements.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| On completion of this course, students will be able to:
&∑ critically analyse the idea of resistance, the plurality of forms in which resistance takes place and the efficacy of resistance movements;
&∑ understand the political, social, economic and historical contexts which generate and/or suppress resistance movements;
&∑ examine the principles and consequences of resistance movements from an educational perspective
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Akwugo Emejulu
Tel: (0131 6)51 4167
|Course secretary||Mrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373