ETHNICITY AND IDENTITY: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL APPROACHES

SOC3EAI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we examine the social, political and ideological consequences of the emergence of multicultural societies. Immigration has transformed the world, and has certainly transformed Australia. The nineteenth and early twentieth century idea of the state as composed of a homogeneous people with a common heritage has increasingly been challenged by the contemporary reality of an increasing number of plural multicultural societies. What does it mean, today, to have an ethnicity, an identity, a religion or race? Can nations, or even individuals, have more than one identity? These and other questions are addressed with a focus on Australia as a point of comparison with other countries.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - 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. Critically evaluate sociological and related theories of identity, ethnicity, race, migration and multiculturalism

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, essay, exams

02. Critique arguments about the significance of ethnic and racial identities in Australia

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, essay, exams

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
"delivery may be changed to face-to-face depending on enrolment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02
one 2,000-word essay50 01, 02
one tutorial assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02
one 2,000-word essay50 01, 02
one tutorial assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02
one 2,000-word essay50 01, 02
one tutorial assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02
one 2,000-word essay50 01, 02
one tutorial assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour exam (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02
one 2,000-word essay50 01, 02
one tutorial assignment (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02