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SY2100 - Migration, Ethnicity and Belonging

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Australia's history is one embedded in a host of race relations, migration stories and questions of belonging. These narratives have fed a number of historical and contemporary debates both politically, socially and culturally about what it means to be "Australian" and how our nation is defined. In this subject, students will engage with theories, politics and practices surrounding these issues to provide a systematic coverage of migration, ethnicity and belonging that enables analysis of not just Australian issues but also international concerns. Using case studies, students will engage with a host of disciplinary approaches to be able to understand complex issues of ethnicity and migration in the contemporary world today

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss and critically evaluate key theories related to migration, ethnicity and belonging;
  • Apply theories and concepts to specific examples of political, cultural and social issues of migration, ethnicity and belonging;
  • Analyse and critique current policies and regimes of migration within Australia or overseas using frameworks from this subject.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.