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INT2030

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Barbara Caine

Synopsis

The unit explores ideas of 'nation', 'nationality' and 'ethnicity' through a variety of theoretical frameworks and with the specific focus on three case studies; Yugoslavia, South Africa and Malaysia, from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will be expected to explore the histories of the three case studies over the period in order to gain a deeper understanding of some of the complex issues tied up in nationalism, nation building, ethnicity and conflict throughout the modern era.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of debates and ideas about race, nationalism, ethnicity and conflict.
  2. Understand the importance of debate and discussion in the development of these ideas.
  3. Have sound oral and written communication skills and be able to utilise these in such debates.
  4. Understand the importance of critical analysis and be comfortable in challenging ideas and arguments.

Assessment

Tutorial participation (500 words equiv): 10% ; Film/book review (1000 words): 20%; Research essay (2000 words): 40%; Exam (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Barbara Caine

Contact hours

2 hours (1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies
History

Prerequisites

INT1010 and INT1020 or as approved

Prohibitions

PLT2150/3150, INT3030