2165.18 - Social Analysis and Planning in Small States and Islands

Course number
Social Analysis and Planning in Small States and Islands
Bachelor in History, Social Analysis and Planning, Politics and Administration or equivalent qualifications
The purpose of the course is to provide the students with advanced conceptual and theoretical competences within the study of Social Analysis and Planning in small states and islands.
Based in the field of small states and islands:  Key concepts and theories in the study of Small States and Islands  Selected concepts and theories in the study of social relations and society  Selected concepts and theories on planning and strategic planning processes  Selected empirical fields of social change and sustainability  Selected empirical fields of welfare, minority groups and intercultural issues
Learning and teaching approaches
The course will be based on a combination of lectures, seminars and group work
Learning outcomes
The student should be able to:  Formulate and communicate an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of social studies and planning.  Analyse and discuss the key roles of social and planning studies in an advanced society.  Identify and define concrete problems and methods in social studies and planning, which are relevant to the advanced understanding of modern institutions, organisations and social relations.  Make reflexive choices between different theories and theoretical approaches and their practical purpose in understanding the role of social relations, institutions and organisations in the development of societies.  Analyse and discuss social and institutional change and the demands that such changes put on societal functions and intentional response.  Reflect upon the above-mentioned problematics in relation to small states and islands.
Assessment method
Timebound written individual assignment (4-5,000 words)
Marking scale
Bibliography will be available on Moodle
Erika Anne Hayfield