Senses of Place - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Dossier Part 1 (25%) , Assignment 2 - Article Analysis (15%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

The study of senses of place interrogates our understandings of identity, of home, of belonging and of not belonging. Places, our daily places, the places of our memories or our imaginings, are imbued with cultural, symbolic, collective and individual meanings, they are where we make and unmake community, they are the spaces within which we imagine, make and live our lives.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify and explain the centrality of understandings of identity and place in cultural life
  2. analyse and critique ideas about the interactions between local and global through the narratives of senses of place
  3. develop effective arguments around understanding the proposition: 'who do we think we are'?
  • Assignment 1 — Dossier Part 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Article Analysis (15%)
  • Assignment 3 — Research Essay (35%)
  • Assignment 4 — Dossier Part 2 (25%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

This unit addresses the following topics.

1A variety of topics explored through a Social Science lens

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture

Print based materials

  • Book of Readings

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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