SOC308 Community Analysis (8)
Enrolment restrictions: Not for students who have successfully completed SOC3033 or SOC3084
Assumed Knowledge: SOC101
The subject looks at community as a means of addressing social, environmental and economic problems in a globalising world which is seeing a strong social and political push for action to be taken by local communities. Starting from the perspectives of local professionals and active citizens, the subject applies sociological tools to community capacity in terms of social capital, interaction, organization, inequality, conflict and power relationships both within and beyond the community. We conclude by looking at the implications of globalisation and cultural change for local communities.