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.
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
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate the importance of a historical perspective on citizenship||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theories of citizenship and the relevance of those theories in relation to systems of power/knowledge||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||recognise conflicts generated by issues of political subjection and the reciprocal obligations of the state||Knowledge of a discipline||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||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||recognise the intersections between gender, sexuality, class, race, ability and ethnic identity in cultural practices inscribed within an institutional setting||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|6||demonstrate an understanding of the intersection between different forms of truth and the context in which they are articulated.||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)|
|Group presentation OR Individual Citizenship Project||30%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.