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Unit description

Introduces students to contemporary work around the formation and governance of subjects and citizens as they are articulated in time and place, in institutions and discourses of public and everyday life. Dominant discourses and structures that govern people's subjectivity, identity and public life will be explored. This unit aims to address notions of active citizenship through mapping the relations between discourses and operations of power, including questions of selfhood and agency.

Unit content

Module One: Forming citizens

Topic 1. Locating Subjects and Citizens
Topic 2. Education: Training loyal and dutiful citizens
Topic 3. Media and family: Cultures of pedagogy

Module Two: Governing subjects

Topic 4. Modes of subjection: Govern/mentality
Topic 5. Governing Aboriginality
Topic 6. Governing sexuality
Topic 7. Governing disability

Module Three: Contesting power

Topic 8. Locating 'the people'
Topic 9. Unruly subjects: Law
Topic 10. New frontiers of citizenship
Topic 11. Activating the civil subject

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate the importance of a historical perspective on citizenshipKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theories of citizenship and the relevance of those theories in relation to systems of power/knowledgeKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3recognise conflicts generated by issues of political subjection and the reciprocal obligations of the stateKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which citizenship is negotiated on an international, national, local, group and personal levelKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
5recognise the intersections between gender, sexuality, class, race, ability and ethnic identity in cultural practices inscribed within an institutional settingKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
6demonstrate an understanding of the intersection between different forms of truth and the context in which they are articulated.Knowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate the importance of a historical perspective on citizenship
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theories of citizenship and the relevance of those theories in relation to systems of power/knowledge
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. recognise conflicts generated by issues of political subjection and the reciprocal obligations of the state
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which citizenship is negotiated on an international, national, local, group and personal level
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. recognise the intersections between gender, sexuality, class, race, ability and ethnic identity in cultural practices inscribed within an institutional setting
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. demonstrate an understanding of the intersection between different forms of truth and the context in which they are articulated.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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