ETHNICITY AND IDENTITY: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL APPROACHES

SOC3EAI

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Moran

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline modules, tutorials, group assignment, essay, quizzes

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of second level subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key sociological concepts such as ethnicity, identity, race, racism, multiculturalism, nation.
02. Demonstrate the capacity to work with others on a group assignment that requires collaborative analysis, reflection and presentation
03. Identify, understand and analyse key issues, theories and debates related to racial, ethnic and national identities in Australian and other contexts.
04. Critically apply sociological theory to social issues and changes related to migration and multiculturalism in Australia and other contexts.
05. Contribute critically to current public debates on contested social issues, drawing on social scientific evidence

Subject options

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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-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.50 h tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
9 tutorials across the semester

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

1 research essay (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.50 h tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
10 tutorials across semester

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

1 research essay (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.50 h tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
9 tutorials across semester

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

1 research essay (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.50 h tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
9 tutorials across semester

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

1 research essay (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMartina Boese

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.50 h tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
9 tutorials across the semester

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 group assignment including reflections on group work (1200 words)Students work in teams to produce a wiki

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

LMS quizzes (800 words equivalent)10 x weekly quizzes throughout semester worth 2% each

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1

1 research essay (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5