IMAGINED COMMUNITIES IN A CONTEMPORARY WORLD

EST2TTH

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore issues in the modern construction of ethno-national, civic, multiple and other identities. We examine the evolution of the concept of "Hellenism" and the diversity of its manifestations in various parts of the modern world by way of an imaginary journey through the cities of Istanbul, Izmir, Thessaloniki, London, Nicosia, New York, and Melbourne. We explore the life of Greeks as Ottoman subjects, students and scholars, victims of genocide, political exiles, guest-workers, Europeans, and citizens of multi-cultural states, as well as the impact of the Greek Orthodox Church, Greek irredentism, political conflict and modernisation on Greek identity. Competing visions of Hellenism that developed in these cities will be juxtaposed to the realities of Greece today.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EST3TTH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDiasporas in world politics. The Greeks in comparative perspective,PrescribedConstas, D. and Platias, A. (eds.)MACMILLAN 1993.
ReadingsModern Diasporas in International Politics,PrescribedSheffer, G. (ed.)CROOM HELM 1986.
ReadingsThe Greek Diaspora in the twentieth century,PrescribedClogg, R. (ed.)MACMILLAN 1999.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Collaborate in groups to determine how to synthesise a large volume of information and convert it into historical narrative.

Activities:
Class exercises based on tutorial readings and lectures, identifying cause and effect, ideological bias and methodologies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Discuss the factors which affect how identity is constructed and deconstructed.

Activities:
Class discussions and online quizzes based on weekly tutorial readings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Discuss the implications of studying other peoples' cultures and histories, especially oral histories.

Activities:
Class exercises based on tutorial readings and lectures, identifying cause and effect, ideological bias and methodologies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Identify and reflect on the use of visual sources as 'textual' sources, and using them in historical inquiry.

Activities:
Class discussions on visual documentary material (weekly) as sources for historical inquiry. Integrate (with guidance) visual materials in the study of a historical/cultural issue.
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,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Identify some ways in which Diasporas have impacted on and continue to impact on world history, particularly in the context of globalisation.

Activities:
Class discussions and online quizzes based on weekly tutorial readings.
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,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Write essays about an aspect of Diaspora studies, offering a sustained argument or narrative, using primary and secondary sources, appropriate referencing and including a bibliography.

Activities:
One mid-length essays, one website review, one exam and tutorial exercises, with emphasis on developing an argument, based on primary and secondary sources, providing a bibliography.
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,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 02 - 07
Two 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one final examination (1200-word eqivalent)30 08
one research essay (1200-word equivalent)30 04, 08
one web-site review (800-word eqivalent)20 01, 03, 05, 08
online quizzes (800-word equivalent)20 03, 04, 06