4 August 2017
Social Justice and Political Thought
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.
Sara Cantillon - Professor of Gender and Economics
Bachelor level students
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)