• Offered by School of Sociology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Sociology
  • Areas of interest Sociology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr James Chouinard
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Inter-cultural relations form a central feature of many societies today, as global displacements 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 'othered' 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the dynamics and consequences of inter-cultural contact and racism
2. Analyse the formation and structures of individual and collective identities
3. Analyse the effects of globalisation on Self-Others relations
4. Evaluate the dynamics of racialised interactions
5. Reflect on and discuss their own learning as it relates to the subject matter of this course.
 

Indicative Assessment

Essay 1, 2000 words (35%) (LO 1,2,3)
 
Essay 2, 2000 words (35%) (LO1, 4)
 
Reflective journal, 1000 words (20%)(LO 5)
 
Tutorial participation (10%)(LO 1-5)
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level Sociology (SOCY) courses; or permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SOCY3022.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
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
9860 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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