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広域英語圏地域論演習[北アメリカ研究コース]

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CHANGE IN AUSTRALIA
Australian society and politics have changed since the 1960s. This course will examine the impact of major social movements in creating that change, focusing on their goals, activities and influence. The main social movements covered are the peace movement, the environmental movement, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movements, the women’s movement and the animal rights movement. The course will discuss the ways in which these movements emerged and changed over time. It will explore their strategies of political action, including protest, consumer boycotts, and online activism. Finally, it considers how much social movements actually changed Australian society and politics?

Students will engage with these topics via a mix of lectures and class discussions, using audiovisual and digital materials as well as short academic readings. The course will relate Australian social movements to similar movements in other democracies. The course will provide an English language teaching environment designed to encourage development of academic learning, reading and writing skills in English.

Students who complete this course should:
•have some knowledge of key changes to Australian society and politics in recent decades
•be familiar with the goals and activities of major Australian social movements
•be able to identify factors that explain the successes and limitations of social movements in bringing about change in Australia
•be able to undertake written and spoken political analysis in English.
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08C2629
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広域英語圏地域論演習[北アメリカ研究コース]
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授業計画
October 4: Introduction to Australian Society [Online Class] What are the main ways in which Australian society has changed since the 1960s? October 11: ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Social Movements in Australia What are social movements? What are the main ‘old’ and ‘new’ social movements in Australia? October 18: The Peace Movement (1): The Vietnam War Why did the Australian anti-war movement emerge in the late 1960s? What did the movement achieve? October 25: The Peace Movement (2): Nuclear Disarmament Why did the Australian nuclear disarmanent movement emerge in the 1980s? November 1: Environmental Activism (1): The Franklin Dam How did a proposed dam on a small river in the Australian state of Tasmania in 1978 become so significant in the worldwide environmental movement? November 8: Environmental Activism (2): Climate Change How has climate change made the Australian environmental movement more mainstream and diverse in recent years? November 15: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (1): The Land Rights Movement How did land rights become a central issue in Australian politics? November 22: No class November 29: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (2): Movements for Reconciliation and Recognition Has the goal of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians changed Australian society? December 6: The Women’s Movement (1): Work, Pay and Family How did the women’s movement build its campaigns for women’s rights to equal employment and equal pay from the 1960s? How has the movement changed the way Australians think about families? December 13: The Women’s Movement (2): #MeToo in Australia In what ways is the recent #MeToo movement similar to and different from earlier waves of women’s activism in Australia? December 20: The Animal Rights Movement Has the growth of animal rights activism since the 1970s changed the ways that Australians behave towards animals? December 27: Why Do Some Social Movements Succeed and Others Fail? Why have some social movements in Australia been more successful than others? How important have international examples and networks been to the successes of Australian movements? January 10: How Have Social Movements Changed Australia? How much have Australian political processes and social patterns changed as a result of social movement action since the 1960s? Note on taking questions from students: I am very happy to take questions from students during and after each of the course meetings.
授業の方法
The first class in this course on October 4 will be an online introductory lecture setting out an overview of the course, with an opportunity for questions. The other 12 classes will consist of face-to-face classroom lectures delivering content on each topic in the course, supported by individual and group learning activities in the classroom, including interactive discussions. The required reading for the course is designed to introduce students to five major social movements in Australia since the 1960s—the peace movement, the environmental movement, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movements, the women’s movement and the animal rights movement. The readings are a mix of introductory academic texts, opinion pieces, and informative interactive web pages. The readings have been kept short and sometimes students will only be expected to read extracts from the listed materials. Instructions about this will be provided in class. Students are required to prepare for class by reading or viewing the material for each week before class. The lectures and other class activities will build on these readings/materials and there will be opportunities to ask questions about them. Further materials will be provided in each class to help students understand unfamiliar terms and to suggest additional reading for the assessment tasks.
成績評価方法
The two assessment tasks are designed to measure understanding of the course materials and topics. The tasks are also designed to encourage progressive development of writing in English. Students must write all assessment tasks in their own words (except where they are quoting sources) and not use generative AI tools to help with their assignments. Assessment tasks 1. Short case study. The short case study will analyse one of the social movements covered in the first half of the course (the peace movement, the environmental movement, or the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movement). The word length is 400-500 words. Responses must be written in the students’ own words. Due: December 6. Worth 30%. Further information will be made available during the Semester. 2. Topical essay. A more developed essay comparing the impact on Australian society of two of the social movements we have studied during the course. The word length is 1500-1600 words. Responses must be written in the students’ own words, except where students quote and reference other sources. Due: Exam period. Worth: 70%. Further information will be made available during the Semester.
教科書
There is no textbook to buy for this course. Digital links to the required reading for each week will be provided to students (see below). Other materials and links will be provided throughout the Semester.
参考書
Verity Burgmann and Hans A Baer, Climate Politics and the Climate Movement in Australia. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2012. Sarah Maddison, The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can't Solve Black Problems. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2019. Peter John Chen, Animal Welfare in Australia: Politics and Policy. Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 2016.
履修上の注意
The course is taught in English and all required readings and materials are in English. Students will be expected to read, write and speak in English, with learning and further development of these skills a key aim. Students must prepare for each class by doing the required reading before the class. Students are expected to attend classes and participate in discussions and other class activities. Opportunities for participation will be shared fairly among all students. There will be plenty of opportunities for student feedback and suggestions throughout the course and students are expected to take advantage of these opportunities. Participating in this course does not require any prior knowledge about Australia, Australian Studies or any previous study of politics. The course will provide an introduction to contemporary Australian society and politics via a survey of important social movement activism.
その他
Online Resources Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News https://www.abc.net.au/***** National Australian online news service. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/***** Resources about Australia’s First Nations peoples. Inside Story https://insidestory.org.au/***** Short online commentaries on Australian current events. National Library of Australia (NLA) https://www.nla.gov.au/***** Online guide to the NLA’s resources on Australian politics. National Museum of Australia http://www.nma.gov.au/***** Learning resources and digital exhibitions on Australian society and politics. The Conversation Australia https://theconversation.com/***** Short online commentaries on Australian current events.