Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2099: Sparking Social Change

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

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


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr James Muldoon (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This course is designed to provide you with an analytic framework for understanding the dynamics of social change and the practical tools for starting change initiatives. Through an interdisciplinary approach, our goal is to connect theoretical accounts of social transformation with the applied skills of strategic analysis, project planning and effective communication. Across the globe people are organising on an unprecedented scale to contest political power and take action on pressing social issues. The focus of this course is on the role individuals can play in social change through community organising, social movements and NGOs. It is intended for students seeking to develop practical strategies to create meaningful change in their communities.


No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students. The module is suitable for students studying Politics and History.

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