Glasgow, United Kingdom

Social Justice and Political Thought

when 17 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 2

This course will cover issues such as structural inequality in economy, work and work relations, the relationship of Western to non-Western cultures, the interrelationship of racism, sexism and class oppression, and theories of social change. Specific topic areas include Egalitarian Theory, Human Rights and Development, and Comparative Welfare States. The student-centered, participatory learning environment will equip you with critical thinking, analytical and other skills which student can transfer into any field of endeavour. Students should have some prior learning in political science, economics or sociology.

The course will include a visit to the Scottish Parliament, to New Lanark, founded by Robert Owen and a prime example of Utopian Socialism, and to various Trade Unions and community and collective organisations.

Course leader

Sara Cantillon - Professor of Gender and Economics

Target group

Bachelor level students

Fee info

GBP 2: Fee includes:
Accommodation on campus (private room)
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Social activities - day trips, walking tours and even a 'Ceilidh' (traditional Scottish live music event)