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CONTINUITY AND CHANGE (BYTE SIZE) COURSE
 
CONTINUITY AND CHANGE (BYTE SIZE) COURSE
 
£250.00
 

COURSE CODE 452


 

In this Course, we consider change and transition and the reasons for this process of change, particularly as it affects the organisations and institutions of our society. If we were somehow transported in time back to the mid-nineteenth century, we know that many things would be unfamiliar, strange or unusual. While nineteenth-century Britain would be unmistakably "British", many things such as transport, patterns of behaviour and other structures and processes would be virtually unrecognisable.
 
Similarly, if we were projected into the twenty-third century, many of the current institutions, structures and processes with which we are familiar would have changed beyond all recognition or have ceased to exist altogether.
When you have completed this course, you should be able to understand why change occurs in a society and to illustrate the process of change by examples from trade unions and work organisations. You should also be able to appreciate the major change processes affecting organisations and society as well as being able to identify and explain "post-industrialism" and "post-modernism" as central concepts of change.
 
By the end of the course, you should be able to:

    * define change.
    * identify significant features of two theories of social change - social evolutionism and historical materialism.
    * discuss and give examples of the influence upon social change of the physical environment, political organisation and cultural factors.
    * describe the origins and implications of the "agency" and "structure" approaches of social change.
    * indicate the limitations of both "agency" and "structure" approaches to social change and illustrate how the two can be seen as complementary.
    * explain what we mean by a social movement and give examples of different types.
    * discuss the features, development and dynamics of social movements and their relation to change with reference to the work of Smelser and Touraine.
    * identify the features and dynamics of post-industrialism and discuss what evidence there is of change towards post-industrialism in current British society.
    * identify some common features shown by post-Fordist manufacturing and marketing developments, and the cultural ideas and philosophy of post-modernism.

Course Syllabus

Introduction

Objectives

Section 1: Change

Defining change

Theories of social change

Influences on change

Change in the recent past

Section 2: Action versus Structure

Agency or structure: the essential question

The first image of society

The second image of society

Summary propositions

Section 3: Social Movements: an Introduction

Definition

Classifying social movements

Theories of social movements

Structural and social action approaches

Some conclusions

Section 4: From Industrialism to Post-Industrialism

Directions of change

From industrialism to post-industrialism and beyond

Contributions of Castells and Gorz

Post-industrialism: conclusions

Section 5: From Modernity to Post-Modernity

Modernism

Post-modernism

Post-Fordism and post-modernism

Summary

Tutor-marked Question Paper
Basic premisesQ


Tutor Support

With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 20 hrs.

Additional Information

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

    * All study materials
    * Study Guide
    * Full Tutor and Admin support

Qualifications

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
 



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


CONTINUITY AND CHANGE (BYTE SIZE) COURSE
 
CONTINUITY AND CHANGE (BYTE SIZE) COURSE
 
 
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