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ATS2929

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michelle Duffy

Notes

Previously coded SCY2802

Synopsis

This unit will emphasise the study of social relations between racial and ethnic groups in selected societies. The unit will pay special attention to the place of ethnic and Aboriginal groups in Australia. The concepts of race, racism, ethnicity, prejudice, discrimination and multiculturalism will be analysed and discussed in detail.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the different theories and concepts through which sociologists and other social scientists seek to explain issues of race and ethnicity;
  2. Demonstrate a critical evaluation of the relationship between national identity and ethnic identity;
  3. Identify contemporary issues associated with multiculturalism including multicultural citizenship, community languages and maintenance of cultural diversity;
  4. Understand the complexities of the relationships between dominant culture and minority culture including Aboriginal-European contact.

Assessment

Assignment one (1000 words): 30%
Assignment two (1500 words): 40%
Examination (2 hour): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michelle Duffey

Contact hours

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

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

Sociology
Australian studies

Prerequisites

ATS1367 and ATS1898 or SCY1802 or equivalents

Prohibitions

GSC2202, SCY2802, ATS3929