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 2019
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.
This is an Arts enrichment unitArts enrichment unit (https://www.monash.edu/pubs/2019handbooks/aos/arts-enrichment-units/index.html).
The unit focuses on theories of race and issues of ethnicity, prejudice and racism, with particular emphasis on the continuities and discontinuities of discourses on 'race' in Australia; language use in a multicultural context; the uses of opinion polls; the representation of Indigenous people in the media and other forms of popular culture; multiculturalism and Indigenous people. The value of an interdisciplinary approach to these topics is highlighted.
Upon completion of this unit students should have gained an understanding of:
- the relationship between Indigenous Australians and social institutions
- how theories of race and experiences of racism continue to impact upon Indigenous people;
- in addition engaged with issues of research and research methodologies in relation to racism and prejudice in contemporary Australia.
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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