Social change and Social problems


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT SOCIAL POLICY
LEVEL OF STUDIES LEVEL 6
COURSE CODE 24 SEMESTER 5Ο
COURSE TITLE SOCIAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS
TEACHINGACTIVITIES
If theECTSCreditsaredistributedin distinct partsofthecoursee.g. lectures, labsetc. IftheECTSCreditsareawardedto the wholecourse, thenplease indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
  3 6
Please, addlinesifnecessary.Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
COURSE TYPE

Background, GeneralKnowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

 
PREREQUISITES:

 

ΝΟ
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: ΝΟ
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  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Pleasedescribethelearningoutcomesofthecourse: Knowledge, skills and abilitiesacquiredafterthesuccessfulcompletionofthecourse.
·         The aim of the course is to analyze the transformations of the society in relation to fundamental changes in politics and the economy. The course focuses on the key transformations that took place in European and in American societies.  The analysis is focused on early capitalism, Fordism, migration, the economic crisis, the post-war consensus, and the neoliberal era and analyses the challenges, and the problems that occur in societies being in transition. Moreover, the Greek society will be analyzed as a case study about a) the first years of the 20th century with the great migration wave to the USA, b) the refugee flows in 1922 and c) the post-war settlement of the cachectic democracy with internal and external migration.

·         At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

(a) understand the major social transformations in relation to politics and economy.

(b) Understand the impact of large migration in societies.

(c) Analyse the new challenges that the European societies face in the age of globalisation.

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Adaptation to new situations, Decision making, Autonomous work, Teamwork, Working in an interdisciplinary environment, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Critical thinking, Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning
  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.       Introduction

2.       Societies and economic systems.

3.       From Feudalism to Capitalism: State, Economy and Labour Organization

4.       Law of the Poor and Labour Organisation in early capitalism

5.       Imperialism and migration to the USA. Dimensions in US society and Greek society

6.       The era of war and the economic recession. Fordism, unemployment and authoritarianism

7.       The post-war society: The “golden age” of Capitalism (1945 – 1974) and the social consensus

8.       Social Change in Greek Society: a) The refugee wave of the 1920s b) The cachectic democracy 1950-1967:  Internal and external migration

9.       May 1968 new social movements, new social demands.

10.   Neoliberalism and Globalisation: Labour and social security reforms.

11.   European Union: Open method of coordination

12.   European Union and Societies: Social implications of enlargement

13.   Post-democracy and refugee flows: Social policy or security net;

 

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
Power Point Slides

Posting key elements of the course at e-class.

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographicresearch& analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures:  During lectures the material is developed through theory and examples. Lectures are held in an interactive manner, mainly through question-and-answer method. Moreover, students are divided in groups in order to promote the process of collaboration and to sharpen their critical capacity.

 

75
Seminars:  During their duration, specific topics are presented and analyzed. The Seminars focus on interdisciplinary, as the analysis of the relationship of social change and social problems with the society and the state is based on knowledge of political science, political economy, public finances and state theory in order to enable students to understand the change and the problems on European and American societies 60
Project: The writing of case studies and /or book reviews leads to the learning, understanding and finally to comprehend how social change creates new social problems. 15
Total 150
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report,Clinical examination of a patient,Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

Written Assignment or Oral Exam

 

SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 Sakellaropoulos, Th., (2011), Issues of Social Policy, Athens: Dionikos (in Greek).

Hall, S., & Gieben, B., (2003), The Formation of Modernity, Athens: Savvalas (in Greek)

Alvater, E., (2006), Globalization, Privatization and Public Goods, Athens: The Monthly Review Imprint (in Greek)

Ashton, T., (2007), The Industrial Revolution, Athens: Topos (in Greek)

Crouch, C., 2006, Post-Democracy, Athens: Ekkremes (in Greek)

Esping Andersen G., (2014, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism , Athens: Topos (in Greek)

Hall, S., & Held, D., & Gieben, B., (2003), The Modernity Today,Athens: Savvalas (in Greek)

Gough, I., (2008), The Political Economy of the Welfare State, Athens: Savvalas (in Greek)

Kirchheimer O., (1991),  “The Transformation of the Party Systems in Western Europe”, Leviathan, Νο. 11, (in Greek).

Kostis, K., (1999), The Myth of the Foreigner or Pechiney in Greece, Athens: Alexandria (in Greek)

Moore, B., 1984, Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, Athens, Kalvos (in Greek)

Polanyi, K., (2013), The Great Transformation, Thessaloniki: Nissides (in Greek)

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Chrysanthos Tassis
Contact details: ctassis@sp.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) No
Evaluation methods: (2) written assignment
Implementation Instructions: (3) Written examination with distance learning methods through eclass. The students have to reply to three questions into one hour time. They have to join eclass and be informed about the questions. When they are ready to reply, they have to load their answers through a “word file” in the link “essay” at eclass. All the replies are checked through the “turn it in” system in order reliability of the exams to be ensured

 

  • Please write YES or NO
  • Notedowntheevaluationmethodsusedbytheteacher, e.g.
  • written assignmentor/andexercises
  • writtenororalexaminationwithdistancelearningmethods, provided that the I ntegrity and reliability of the examination are ensured.
  • In the Implementation Instructions section, the teacher notes down clear instructions to the students:

 

  1. a) in case of written assignment and / or exercises: the deadline (e.g. the last week of the semester),the means of submission, the grading system, the grade percentage of the assignment in the final grade and any other necessary information.
  2. b) incaseoforal examination with distance learning methods: the instructions for conducting the examination (e.g. in groups of X people), the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the distance learning platforms to be used, the technical means for the implementation of the examination (microphone, camera, word processor, internet connection, communication platform), the hyperlinksfor the examination, the duration of the exam, the gradingsystem, the percentage of the oral exam in the final grade, the ways in which the inviolability and reliability of the exam are ensuredand any other necessary information.
  3. c) incaseofwritten examination with distance learning methods:the way of administration of the questions to be answered, the way of submitting the answers, the duration of the exam, the grading system, the percentage of the written exam of the exam in the final grade, the ways in which the integrity and reliability of the exam are ensured and any other necessary information.

There should be anattached list with the Student Registration Numbersonly of students eligible to participate in the examination.