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

Prerequisites Prerequisites 30 credit points from second year subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will demonstrate a critical understanding of key sociological concepts such as ethnicity, identity, race, racism, multiculturalism, nation.

Activities:
Online modules, tutorials, quizzes

02. Students will demonstrate the capacity to work with others on a group assignment that requires collaborative analysis, reflection and presentation

Activities:
Tutorials, group assignment

03. Students will be able to identify, understand and analyse key issues, theories and debates related to racial, ethnic and national identities in Australian and other contexts.

Activities:
Online modules, tutorials, group assignment, essay, annotated bibliography

04. Students will be able to critically apply sociological theory to social issues and changes related to migration and multiculturalism in Australia and other contexts.

Activities:
Online modules, tutorials, essay

05. Students will gain the skill to contribute critically to current public debates on contested social issues,drawing on social scientific evidence

Activities:
Tutorials, group assignment, essay

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend 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 video conference.
"delivery may be changed to face-to-face depending on enrolment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One group assignment including reflections on group work to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin30 02, 03, 05
10 weekly quizzes on LMS (2% each)None20 01
One annotated bibliography to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin10 03
One 2,000 word essay to be submitted by turnitinThrough Turnitin40 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend 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 group assignment including reflections on group work to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin30 02, 03, 05
10 weekly quizzes on LMS (2% each)None20 01
One annotated bibliography to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin10 03
One 2,000 word essay to be submitted by turnitinThrough Turnitin40 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class 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 group assignment including reflections on group work to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin30 02, 03, 05
10 weekly quizzes on LMS (2% each)None20 01
One annotated bibliography to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin10 03
One 2,000 word essay to be submitted by turnitinThrough Turnitin40 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend 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 group assignment including reflections on group work to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin30 02, 03, 05
10 weekly quizzes on LMS (2% each)None20 01
One annotated bibliography to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin10 03
One 2,000 word essay to be submitted by turnitinThrough Turnitin40 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend 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 group assignment including reflections on group work to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin30 02, 03, 05
10 weekly quizzes on LMS (2% each)None20 01
One annotated bibliography to be submitted through turnitinThrough Turnitin10 03
One 2,000 word essay to be submitted by turnitinThrough Turnitin40 03, 04, 05