SCS730 Theories for Practice: Power, Oppression and the "Good Society"

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SCS730 Theories for Practice: Power, Oppression and the "Good Society"


We live in a complex, power-divided and divisive world. Social theory seeks to expose and explain these power relations with a view to promoting practices that could help bring about greater social justice, human freedom and a sustainable world. This course introduces you to a range of critical thinkers and theories that will assist you in reflecting upon these challenging issues in the changing context of social work and development practice. It charts both ‘classical’ attempts to formulate universal theories, and more recent forms of situated, partial and reflexive theories.

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Enrolled in Program AR707
Semester of offer*:
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
Student contribution band:
Band 1
Census date:
Academic Calendar

* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

SCS730 Course Outline Semester 1, 2020 (PDF 211KB)

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