HSS501 Community Contexts (4)

This subject provides an examination of the social contexts that influence community leadership and resilience. It begins by considering the contested nature of concepts like community, community resilience and community leadership and related social theories. Socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental factors influencing the lived experience of community leadership and resilience are also analysed. This includes the impacts of socially inequitable patterning of leadership and resilience among communities, for example by social class, gender and cultural background. Attention is also paid to institutional, community-led and partnership-based initiatives to foster community leadership and resilience. The subject is designed with adaptable delivery models, which may include combinations of condensed online sessions and one-off workshops.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse and discuss the contested nature of key concepts like community, community leadership and community resilience;
  • be able to critically explain how social structures and human agency influence experiences and practices of community leadership and resilience; and
  • be able to apply theoretical concepts to the development of community leadership and resilience initiatives.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Thinking about community leadership and resilience, including socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental contexts
  • Structural inequality and impacts of class, gender, culture and rurality
  • Institutional, partnership and community-led initiatives in leadership and resilience

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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