FROM PRISONS TO DETENTION CENTRES: INTERROGATING CONTAINMENT

HUS1PDC

2016

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 conditions First year Discovery subject

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate familiarity with the history and ideas behind contemporary forms and practices of containment.

Activities:
Online Activities, Exam

02. Write knowledgeably about contemporary forms and practices of containment in Australia and in selected countries.

Activities:
Online Activities, Essay, Exam

03. Create a logically sound argument that critically evaluates the relationship between a specific form of containment and a historical, social, legal, and/or political problem.

Activities:
Essay

04. Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues that arise in relation to the practices and experiences of containment.

Activities:
Online Activities, Group work, Exam, Essay

05. Engage critically with popular modes of representation as a means of engaging audiences with complex social problems and empathetic understanding of disadvantage.

Activities:
Online Activities, Group Work

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, 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
One 1.5 hours seminar per week 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 Quizzes30 01, 02, 04, 05
Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise20 04, 05
1,000 word essay30 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid Semester Exercise20 01, 02, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

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
One 1.5 hours seminar per week 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 Quizzes30 01, 02, 04, 05
Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise20 04, 05
1,000 word essay30 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid Semester Exercise20 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2016, 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
One 1.5 hours seminar per week 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 Quizzes30 01, 02, 04, 05
Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise20 04, 05
1,000 word essay30 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid Semester Exercise20 01, 02, 04

Mildura, 2016, 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
One 1.5 hours seminar per week 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 Quizzes30 01, 02, 04, 05
Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise20 04, 05
1,000 word essay30 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid Semester Exercise20 01, 02, 04

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

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
One 1.5 hours seminar per week 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 Quizzes30 01, 02, 04, 05
Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise20 04, 05
1,000 word essay30 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid Semester Exercise20 01, 02, 04