DIVERSITY DEMOCRACY DISSENT
Credit points: 15
This subject measures the ideal of democracy against its capacity to deal with the diversity of the people. We look at how different identities, based on class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity (among others) articulate, negotiate and contest their place and (mis)representation in democratic life. We study the heritage of the concept of democracy in relation to its concrete manifestations in nation states, and compare how the democratic ideal of living together in a political community is debated in various contexts. Topics include: minority and equal rights within a system of majority rule; free speech, censorship and political correctness; the gendered, sexualised and racialized character of social recognition and economics (re)distribution; religious freedom and secularism; political activism, civil disobedience and violence; law and justice; and discourses of human rights. Texts include legal documents, petitions, government papers, propaganda, various media, and academic writings. This subject addresses the La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship essential.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesResearch and access current public debate; compare with academic readings and historical bacground of debate; discuss with other classmates and lecturer during chat sessions and online blogs; identify problems and work through solutions in tutorials; write critical evaluation based on these activities
Prerequisites Students should have completed 45 credit points of subjects in any discipline
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Evaluative Essay (800 words equivalent) This is an individual assessment task.
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Reflective Assessment tasks, (1200 words equivalent) Includes 1 x 200 word reflection on presentation and peer review and multiple reflections on blogs that will be synthesised at the end of semester (1,000 words).
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Research Project (2,400 words equivalent) The research project includes an annotated bibliography, essay plan and research essay.
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