FROM PRISONS TO DETENTION CENTRES: INTERROGATING CONTAINMENT

HUS1PDC

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

Where did the modern prison and detention centre come from?  In this subject students will explore how present detainment practices are part of a long tradition that includes workhouses, leper colonies, mental health facilities, indigenous missions, migration centres, and internment, prisoner of war and concentration camps. We will investigate how past practices of incarceration and containment have emerged to define and shape relationships within and between communities. Students will examine how containment has been used and justified as a response to social problems and political conflicts and as a means of dealing with people associated with them. Experiences and representations of incarceration and containment will also be explored. Students will consider the implications of detainment for human rights, citizenship and community well-being. Students in any undergraduate course at La Trobe can use this subject as an elective to meet the Global Citizenship Essential.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the history and ideas that underpin contemporary forms and practices of containment.

Activities:
Online Activities, Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically assess different forms of containment in the past and present taking into account their distinctive development, functions and impacts.

Activities:
Online Activities, Essay, Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. Critically analyse the nature and role of representations in creating understandings about different forms of containment and the people and problems associated with them.

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Communicate in a clear, coherent and knowledgeable manner about contemporary forms and practices of containment in Australia and selected countries.

Activities:
Online Activities, Group work, Exam, Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

05. Recognise and appreciate the ethical issues that arise in relation to practices and experiences of containment.

Activities:
Online Activities, Group Work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Adopt the perspective of a "Global Citizen" in assessing the viability, sustainability and impacts of modern containment.

Activities:
Essay, Quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 across semester - week 31 - 38 and week 40 - 42"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise 800 words20 01, 02, 04
1,200 word essay30 02, 04, 05, 06
Critical Reflection 800 words20 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise 800 words20 01, 02, 04
1,200 word essay30 02, 04, 05, 06
Critical Reflection 800 words20 01, 02, 04