Courses & Units

Ethnicity, Religion and Race: Understanding Social Diversity HGA324

Hobart

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Introduction

The social diversity that is increasingly a part of Australian society includes new religious groups and new immigrant groups, as they interact with established ethnic and religious groups, and Indigenous peoples. Social processes and sociologically informed social policy are key to understanding and responding constructively to this diversity to minimise discrimination and facilitate constructive community building.  The unit critically examines the Australian post-war immigration program, and the experiences of different migrant and refugee groups in overcoming discrimination and adapting to Australian society.  It applies a sociological approach to religious traditions and spiritual practices, with a focus on contemporary and alternative spirituality.  It also considers historical and contemporary race relations and the empirical research on Australian Indigenous, settler, migrant and refugee peoples. The unit is appropriate for students interested in social research, social policy, criminology and social work.

Summary

Unit name Ethnicity, Religion and Race: Understanding Social Diversity
Unit code HGA324
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
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Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus: 13 x 2 hour lectures + 6 x 1 hour tutorials

Off campus/Distance: Online lecture recordings and supporting materials, plus online tutorial discussions.

Assessment

Formative assessment task equivalent to 1000 words (20%) + 2000 word assignment (40%) + 2 hr examination (40%).

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