Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2099: Sparking Social Change

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

The module aims to provide an introduction to frameworks of social change and the practical skills you will need to start change initiatives. You will be taught how to demonstrate that there is a need for change by identifying a current pressing problem and analysing what change needs to occur. You will then be taught how to develop a strategic plan based on their research and analysis.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate knowledge of various frameworks of change
2. Demonstrate knowledge of aspects of the history of social
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Assimilate taught materials and utilise them to write a situation analysis that provides evidence for a coherent and viable change project.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of skills required to design a strategic plan including developing a clear and realistic objective, a well-structured and evidence-based strategy and providing mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation.
Personal and Key Skills5. Research and write analytical essays;
6. Formulate critical arguments; and
7. Communicate arguments effectively through written submissions.