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Local and global social movements

Course
Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-27514
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

About

This course will introduce you to recent contributions to social movement theory, enabling you to appreciate their relevance for making sense of social movements both globally and locally in Scandinavia. In particular, we will focus on social movements in terms of processes of identity formation and the creation of new local or global solidarities. We will also discuss the nature of protest and the different strategies adopted by social movement actors when presenting their causes in public. The course consists of two modules: the first will provide you with an overview over major theoretical perspectives and a variety of social movements, and the second will give you the opportunity to conduct an in-depth study of a particular social movement of your own choice.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Students should have at least 30 credits in Social Sciences or equivalent. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.