- Code POLS2075
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course analyses the making of political identities in the contemporary world, beginning with 'the world' itself in the context of international processes of globalisation such as migration, development, nationalism, media and popular culture, tourism, transport and trade. It utilises critical accounts and post-modern theories of subjectivity (such as Foucault) to interrogate particular political identities: of state, citizen and nation; culture, religion and place-based identities; and trans-national, hybrid globalised identities and the idea of 'Global Citizenship' or 'Earth Citizenship' as articulated at the World Social Forum. Within this global frame, it pursues the contemporary debate around communitarianism and cosmopolitanism. It concludes with a brief consideration of how international identity politics might figure in determining Australia's place in the world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able:
- Demonstrate a good knowledge of the debates and theories surrounding globalisation.
- Appreciate and understand the relevant theories that contribute to different understandings of globalisation and identity.
- Demonstrate an ability to offer critically based insights into global identity politics.
- Critically reflect upon the literature and materials presented in this course.
- Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply relevant research methodology to this subject area.
A major essay (60%) [LO's 1, 3, 4, 5]
- 3000 word research essay
Short assessments and essay outline 2000 words maximum (40%) [LO's 2, 3, 4]
- 4 short assessments will be given throughout the course.
- 2 reading reviews (500 words each) to tie in with weekly workshop activities.
- 1 reading evaluation (500 words) will tie in with weekly workshop activities.
- Essay outline (500 words) in advance of the major essay due date will provide an opportunity for students to receive feedback on their major essay before it is due.
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One three hour Workshop per week plus 7 hours independent study. Workshop consists of lecture, group work and visual stimulus.
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