- Code SOCY2163
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
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 AssessmentEssay 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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Workload130 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.
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