ETHNICITY AND IDENTITY: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL APPROACHES

SOC3EAI

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we examine the social, political and ideological consequences of the emergence of multicultural societies. Migration 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 identity or ethnicity,what does race mean? How do race, racism and nationalism operate?  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 30 credit points of second level subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Online modules, tutorials, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Tutorials, group assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. 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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically apply sociological theory to social issues and changes related to migration and multiculturalism in Australia and other contexts.

Activities:
Online modules, tutorials, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,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,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Contribute critically to current public debates on contested social issues, drawing on social scientific evidence

Activities:
Tutorials, group assignment, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, 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 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"delivery may be by video-conferenced; 10 tutorials across the semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki30 02, 03, 05
LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each20 01
1 research essay (2000 words)50 01, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2020, 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 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 tutorials across semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki30 02, 03, 05
LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each20 01
1 research essay (2000 words)50 01, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, 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 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 tutorials across semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki30 02, 03, 05
LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each20 01
1 research essay (2000 words)50 01, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2020, 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 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 tutorials across semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki30 02, 03, 05
LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each20 01
1 research essay (2000 words)50 01, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2020, 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 1.5 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"10 tutorials across the semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki30 02, 03, 05
LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each20 01
1 research essay (2000 words)50 01, 03, 04, 05