Identity and Culture

Course code SOCA3230Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Provides an introduction to the sociological and anthropological study of identities and cultures. It examines theories and perspectives of identity, culture and diversity in contemporary Australia and similarly situated countries.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of sociological and anthropological approaches to identities and cultures in contemporary Australia.
2. An ability to analyse and deal critically with different viewpoints on cultural life in Australia.
3. An ability to understand the complexity and diversity of Australian cultural forms and identities.
4. Skills in writing an academic essay, in reading critically and in doing research.
ContentCourse content may include:
* Theories of identity
* Identities and social movements
* Belief in contemporary Australia
* Key moments of cultural change
* Cultural diversity
* Class, occupation and identity
* Gender and identity.
* Sexuality and identity
* Race, ethnicity and identity
* Nationalism, multiculturalism and identity
* Mediated and social identities
Replacing Course(s)na
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge40 units of study at 1000 level.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay worth 40%.
JournalReflective journal worth 30%
Other: (please specify)Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.
Quiz - On-lineOnline quizzes worth 30%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SOCA3230