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.
This unit has a strict quota of 20 students due to venue size limitation.
Not offered in 2018
The unit is a interdisciplinary unit co-taught with Warwick University under the auspices of the Monash-Warwick Alliance. The unit examines and illuminates 'Identity' through a variety of approaches of different disciplines. The unit will:(1) Help students to grasp abstract and complex ideas from a range of disciplines (=multidisciplinary), and to synthesize these into thoughtful intellectual responses (=interdisciplinary), that lead students to insights that may lie beyond the scope of a single discipline (=transdisciplinary).(2) Help students understand the symbiotic potential of traditionally distinct disciplines.(3) Engage students fully with 'active' learning. It will be faithful to the notion that participation and experiential learning foster a deeper understanding of complex material.(4) Enhance and consolidate students' academic and research abilities, while also stimulating team-work and collaboration, thus creating a pool of transferable skills that students can acquire and practice.(5) Make productive links between theoretical ideas and practical applications.
The unit aims by studying 'Identity' to encourage students to:
- Investigate in detail the means by which identities are formed, changed, or imposed - as seen through the lenses of different disciplines.
- Understand notions such as the nature of individual identity broadly, national identity, bodily identity, gender identity, racial identity, and spiritual identity.
- Reflect both upon the increasing prominence of consumer, hybrid, border, and marginal identities, and the notion that identity can shift, that it can be fragmented, and that a variety of identities can exist simultaneously.
- Develop an awareness of how their subject knowledge and disciplinary approach can be made accessible to a wider public.
- Explore the relationship between the mind and body in the formation of identity.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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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