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Unit description

Using a postcolonial approach to the study of identity and culture, students explore the social, cultural and political formation of borders and borderlands. Through an investigation of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and class, various cultural texts are analysed. Students engage self reflexively with contemporary theories of multiculture, belonging, everyday life and dislocation.

Unit content

1. Introduction

2. The borders of belonging

3. Bounding the nation

4. Boundaries of culture

5. Traversing boundaries

6. Borderlands on screen

7. Displaying cultures: museums

8. Into the field

9. Performing cultures: festivals and cultural tourism

10. History and memorialisation

11. Knowing the 'Other'

12. Review

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 an understanding of contemporary postcolonial theory concerned with borders and borderlandsCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2self reflexively consider the implications of postcolonial theory in relation to questions of belonging, identity, multiculture and dislocationCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3articulate the intersection of historical, political and cultural practices involved in the production of meaning and everyday lifeCreativityCommunication and social skills
4critically investigate how issues of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and class intersect and interactCreativityLifelong learning
5apply relevant contemporary cultural theory to the analysis of a cultural text or contextCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
6utilise aspects of postcolonial theory in an experientially based project.CreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of contemporary postcolonial theory concerned with borders and borderlands
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. self reflexively consider the implications of postcolonial theory in relation to questions of belonging, identity, multiculture and dislocation
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. articulate the intersection of historical, political and cultural practices involved in the production of meaning and everyday life
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critically investigate how issues of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and class intersect and interact
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. apply relevant contemporary cultural theory to the analysis of a cultural text or context
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. utilise aspects of postcolonial theory in an experientially based project.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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