Identity and Culture
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008
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.
On 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.
Course 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
40 units of study at 1000 level.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term