units

ATS2929

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Coordinator(s)

Dr Michelle Duffy

Offered

Not offered in 2016

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.

Outcomes

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

Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

ATS1367 and ATS1898 or SCY1802 or equivalents

Prohibitions

GSC2202, SCY2802, ATS3929