2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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.
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'
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 an understanding of contemporary postcolonial theory concerned with borders and borderlands||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||self reflexively consider the implications of postcolonial theory in relation to questions of belonging, identity, multiculture and dislocation||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||articulate the intersection of historical, political and cultural practices involved in the production of meaning and everyday life||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|4||critically investigate how issues of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and class intersect and interact||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|5||apply relevant contemporary cultural theory to the analysis of a cultural text or context||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||utilise aspects of postcolonial theory in an experientially based project.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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