CD820.406 Community Development and Social Change



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The problem of Inequality and Marginalization is introduced and different drivers of exclusion, marginalization and inequality in community are explored. The unit focuses on deepening participants’ understanding of social exclusion and marginalization, by providing a theological and theoretical framework that explains the process by which certain groups are systematically disadvantaged. The course will look at the ways in which systematic discrimination – on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, migrant status or where people live – has shaped certain communities’ social prospects, access to services and ability to defend their own human rights. Students will explore how social exclusion impacts individuals and the broader community. It will analyze how discrimination occurs in public institutions, such as the legal system or education and health services, as well as social institutions such as the household, the course will focus on the ways in which these institutions either challenge or deepen social exclusion. The unit seeks to better identify the drivers of social exclusion, and the mechanisms for addressing the challenges of marginalized groups in a long-term and systemic manner as well as exploring a Biblical framework for a just society.


Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.