6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
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.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the different theories and concepts through which sociologists and other social scientists seek to explain issues of race and ethnicity;
- Demonstrate a critical evaluation of the relationship between national identity and ethnic identity;
- Identify contemporary issues associated with multiculturalism including multicultural citizenship, community languages and maintenance of cultural diversity;
- Understand the complexities of the relationships between dominant culture and minority culture including Aboriginal-European contact.
In addition, students taking this unit at third year level will also be expected to:
- demonstrate a more sophisticated understanding of the key concepts explored in this unit,
- draw upon a much wider range of literature to analyse contemporary concerns with regards to race and ethnic relations.
Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%
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.
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
ATS1367 and ATS1898 or SCY1802 or equivalents
ATS2929, GSC2202, SCY2802