FROM PRISONS TO DETENTION CENTRES: INTERROGATING CONTAINMENT

LST1PDC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Where did the modern prison and detention centre come from? In this subject we explore how present detainment practices are part of a long tradition that includes workhouses, mental health facilities, indigenous missions, juvenile reformatories, migration centres and internment camps. We investigate how, in varying domestic and international contexts, containment has been justified and used as a response to social problems and political conflicts and reflect upon the implications of this for social relations and the well-being of individuals and communities. The relationship between containment, colonization and globalization is also considered, raising particular questions about power, human rights and the role of states. Students in any undergraduate course at La Trobe can use this subject as an elective to meet the Global Citizenship Essential.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Russell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesReadings, Group work, Case studies, Group presentation, Critical Reflection, Essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHUS1PDC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically assess different forms of containment in the past and present taking into account their distinctive development, functions and impacts.
02. Recognise and appreciate the ethical issues that arise in relation to practices and experiences of containment.
03. Critically analyse the nature and role of representations in creating understandings about different forms of containment and the people and problems associated with them.
04. Communicate in a clear, coherent and knowledgeable manner about contemporary forms and practices of containment in Australia and selected countries.
05. Adopt the perspective of a 'Global Citizen in assessing the viability, sustainability and impacts of modern containment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Russell

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent) An assessed quiz is included in 10 of the 12 weekly online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise (800 words)

N/AOtherCombinedNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessments (2000 words equivalent) 1 x Research Essay (1200 words) 1 x Critical Reflection (800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Russell

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent) An assessed quiz is included in 10 of the 12 weekly online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise (800 words)

N/AOtherCombinedNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessments (2000 words equivalent) 1 x Research Essay (1200 words) 1 x Critical Reflection (800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Russell

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent) An assessed quiz is included in 10 of the 12 weekly online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise (800 words)

N/AOtherCombinedNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessments (2000 words equivalent) 1 x Research Essay (1200 words) 1 x Critical Reflection (800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Russell

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent) An assessed quiz is included in 10 of the 12 weekly online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise (800 words)

N/AOtherCombinedNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessments (2000 words equivalent) 1 x Research Essay (1200 words) 1 x Critical Reflection (800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Russell

Class requirements

Evidence Based LearningWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.50 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent) An assessed quiz is included in 10 of the 12 weekly online modules.

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Group Presentation and Peer Marking Exercise (800 words)

N/AOtherCombinedNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Written assessments (2000 words equivalent) 1 x Research Essay (1200 words) 1 x Critical Reflection (800 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5