Global Citizens, Justice and Civil Society - ARTS2870

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1; or 24 units of credit and enrolment in an Australian Studies minor in Arts/Law (4782)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Sociology and Anthropology
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Australian Studies

This course examines citizenship and forms of engagement in civil society from theoretical perspectives and through empirical case studies. Citizenship is explored as a tool for social exclusion; for setting policy; and as a model of political participation. Beginning with the concept of citizenship as establishing the boundary of a political community, the course characterizes new understandings of rights and obligations attached to citizenship; transnational, gendered, cosmopolitan. Students are introduced to the concept of civil society through historical case studies. The course explores the debates on the decline of civic participation and solidarity and the emergence of global civil society.

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