20 credits at level HE4
• To consider the concept of community as a problematic concept.
Tracing the development of communities in the historical, modern and post modern social contexts.
Identifying a range of applied concepts, which derive from community.
Exploring quantitative and qualitative approaches to describing and analysing community phenomena.
Concept of community and how it is used to-day.
Identification of different means of profiling communities; thematic community issues relating to gender, communiatianism and conflict.
The representation by multi media images of community.
Skills in data handling , communications skills, use of IT and learning resources.
A visit to one of Bolton’s eight established administrative districts to make observations of lay out and physical infrastructure.
Teaching and Learning
As this is a foundation course and hence likely to recruit large numbers (eg, 40 to 60), it will be team taught. Most early sessions will consist of a large lecture/presentation followed up by work in individual tutor groups. The follow up will be set by the presenter of the initial session. In this follow up stage there will be scope to use a number of different student centred approaches including small group discussion, role play, student presentations, etc. There will be a number of sessions embedded within the course where IT and general study skills are explored and related to the tasks that arise when studying community phenomena.
The assessment will take the form of a 2000 word essay and a report.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Explore different bases for defining community such as locality, network systems, shared identities and class.||Participate in classroom discussions and provide written submissions showing an understanding of differing theories and evidence of them.|
|2.||Identify different analytical perspectives that are brought to bear on community issues.
||Show through written submissions, with appropriate evidence, that aspects of communities and the issues they face can be debatable.|
|3.||Become familiar with a range of methods that can be used to profile communities and their representation.||Provide a written submission, backed up by supporting evidence, showing critical awareness of various methods of understanding/profiling communites. Provide a report on a community putting these methods into practice.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 2000 word essay relating to the analysis of community.||A report that is a reflective account of experience of profiling a community and being invovled in a simulation.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bauman, Z (2000) Community. London: Polity.
Cohen, A P (1985) The Symbolic Construction of Community. London: Methuen.
Crow, Graham and Allan, Graham (1940 Community Life London: Harvester-Wheatsheaf (Good general account of the main issues on community study.
Etzioni, A (1995) The Spirit of Community London: Fontana
Freire, Paolo (1993) Pedagogy of the Oppressed. London:Penguin.
Giddens, A (1996) Sociology. London: Polity.
Hawtin, M., Hughes, G. and Percy-Smith, J. (1994) Community Profiling. London: Open Univ.Press.
Hill, M (1997) The Policy Process in the Modern State. London:Prentice Hall.
Milner, Andrew (199) Class. London: Sage.
Popple, Keith (1995) Analysing Community Work. Buckingham: Open University Press
Reader, John (1999) Man on Earth. London: Harper and Row.
Seale C. (1998) Researching Society and Culture. London: Sage.
Smith G (1998) Community-arianism (Published by Civic Practices Network and available on the internet http://www.communities.org.uk/greg/chap1.html
Putnam R D (1993) - The Prosperous Community: Social Capital
and Public Life
Tam H (1998) - Communitarianism: A new Agenda for Politics &
Citizenship , Basingstoke, Macmillan
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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