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Unit description

Introduces students to narratives of identity and location and their relation to ideas about space, place and memory in the context of cultural geography. Consideration will be given to how the coordinates of identity and belonging are mapped out across space and place. By undertaking a localized application of this imaginative and theoretical work with field trips, students will address their own landscape of belonging and their sense of place.

Unit content

Module 1: Theories of space

Module 2: Experiencing psychic, social and physical boundaries

Module 3: Imagining geographies: the metropolis and the rest (frontier, sprawl and suburbia)

Module 4: Spaces and identities: gender and sexuality

Module 5: Race and religion in a geographical context

Module 6: Places on the margin, travel and tourism

 

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
1understand sociocultural theories of space and place from both Global North and Global South perspectivesKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2understand the significance of acknowledging people's multiple and intersectional experiences of space, place and travelKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3identify and describe the changing significance of people’s social locations and diverse identities in accounts of space, place and navigationCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4demonstrate a critical awareness of belonging and displacement in constructions and interpretations of urban/rural spaces in the context of white colonial discourses of modernityCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

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

  1. understand sociocultural theories of space and place from both Global North and Global South perspectives
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. understand the significance of acknowledging people's multiple and intersectional experiences of space, place and travel
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. identify and describe the changing significance of people’s social locations and diverse identities in accounts of space, place and navigation
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate a critical awareness of belonging and displacement in constructions and interpretations of urban/rural spaces in the context of white colonial discourses of modernity
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Essay plan30%
Essay50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours  (12 weeks )
Assessment
Presentation20%
Essay plan30%
Essay50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Essay plan30%
Essay50%
Notice

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