SOCIOLOGY OF MOBILITIES: MOVEMENTS, PRACTICES AND POLITICS

SOC2SOM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Increasing movements of people, goods, ideas and media across the globe are transforming society and the social.  What does mobility mean for different social groups, such as asylum seekers, labour migrants or tourists? What shapes experiences of mobility, immobility and moorings? And which politics have emerged around movement in the areas of tourism, transport and consumption? This subject examines how politics, practices and representations of mobilities are transforming people's experiences of work, relationships, emotions, tourism and transport. We will pay particular attention to the growing tension between restrictions to cross-border mobility and the promotion of hyper-mobility in other areas such as consumption and communication.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points from first year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, understand and analyse key issues, concepts theories and debates related to the contemporary movements of people, goods and ideas in different social contexts

Activities:
Online tests Online discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate a sociological understanding of the social practices and politics associated with diverse mobilities

Activities:
Online tests Online discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Communicate effectively an understanding of sociological concepts and theories regarding mobilties

Activities:
Online discussion Oral presentation Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrate an ability to apply theories, concepts and evidence to sociological questions about mobilities

Activities:
Online discusion Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Demonstrate an ability to evaluate evidence and compare interpretations in order to develop coherent arguments and formulate conclusions

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Conduct critical research on issues related to mobilities

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 weekly online tests (equivalent to 1000 words)Each test covers the content of a weekly online module. The tests are held in Weeks 2-1120 01
5 online discussion entries (amounting to a total of 1,000 words)Online entries need to be submitted through the online discussion forum in 5 different calendar weeks and draw on that week's required readings. If students submit more than 5, the best 5 will be considered for the assessment.20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research essay (2000 words)50 03, 04, 05, 06
1 critical reflection on required reading (equivalent to 500 words)One critical reflection on one of the required readings of that week needs to be prepared in writing and brought to the tutorial as a contribution to the discussion. Possible submission dates are weeks 2-11.10 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 weekly online tests (equivalent to 1000 words)Each test covers the content of a weekly online module. The tests are held in Weeks 2-1120 01
5 online discussion entries (amounting to a total of 1,000 words)Online entries need to be submitted through the online discussion forum in 5 different calendar weeks and draw on that week's required readings. If students submit more than 5, the best 5 will be considered for the assessment.20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research essay (2000 words)50 03, 04, 05, 06
1 critical reflection on required reading (equivalent to 500 words)One critical reflection on one of the required readings of that week needs to be prepared in writing and brought to the tutorial as a contribution to the discussion. Possible submission dates are weeks 2-11.10 02, 03