• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Sociology
  • Areas of interest Sociology

Ethnic relations form a central feature of many societies today, as colonialism and post-colonial migrations have created minority populations in many countries. This course examines the origins and maintenance of racial and ethnic divisions in comparative perspective. It focuses on the social construction of ethnic identities in multicultural settings. The course is concerned with theoretical issues informing debates on identity and the cultural politics of difference, at both individual and collective levels. Special attention is given to case studies, with an emphasis on new cultural pluralism, the place of individual self-projects and the status of difference in a global world.

Indicative Assessment

First essay (50%), second essay (40%) and tutorials (10%).

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Workload

26 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level SOCY courses; or permission of the convenor

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1110
2004 $1836
2005 $2178
2006 $2178
2007 $2178
2008 $2178
2009 $2178
2010 $2250
2011 $2310
2012 $2358
2013 $2478
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2454
2004 $2778
2005 $2988
2006 $2988
2007 $2988
2008 $3090
2009 $3090
2010 $3090
2011 $3090
2012 $3090
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3348 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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