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 contentTopic 1: Theories of space
Topic 2: Experiencing psychic, social and physical boundaries
Topic 3: The metropolis
Topic 4: Sprawl and suburbia
Topic 5: Consuming spaces and consuming identities
Topic 6: Enacting gender and sexuality in a geographical context
Topic 7: Spaces of memory: memorialising place
Topic 8: Discourses of hygiene and safety: mapping 'clean and proper' places
Topic 9: Travel and tourism: imagining place
Topic 10:Places on the margin
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 a sound understanding of contemporary sociocultural theories of space and place||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||comprehend the multiple interpretations of the meaning and significance of social space||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||recognise the importance of identity and subjectivity through the everyday experience of space, place and culture||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||Contextualise and analyse the historical and cultural formation of urban and non urban spaces||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||Demonstrate and communicate an awareness of the political, social and cultural dimensions of the practices of belonging and travel||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
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