Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 8.5 hours per week: Total time commitment 102 hours
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 12.5 points at first-year in australian studies or one of the Faculty of Arts' Interdisciplinary Foundation (IDF) subjects.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Sara Wills
This subject allows students to engage critically with Australia as a migrant nation, identifying its complex nature through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Topics covered include the history and politics of Australian immigration, multicultural policies, theories of multiculturalism, migrant cultural forms and display, racial politics, refugee issues, case studies of migrant communities and ethnic/national identities. Students will engage with the work of historians, social and cultural theorists, policy makers, activists, writers and artists. This subject will appeal to anyone with an interest in immigration, multiculturalism, refugee studies, ethnicity and national identity and those who seek to understand contemporary Australian society.
|Assessment:||Class presentation 10%, a 1500 word analytical essay 35% (due mid-semester) and a 2500 word research essay 55% (due at the end of semester). Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to be pass this subject.|
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A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Australian Studies |
Australian Studies Major
Gender Studies Major
Socio-legal Studies Major
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