Race, Ethnicity and Migration - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay 1 - Minor (30%) , Essay 2 - Major (40%) - Learn more

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Domestic 2,608.00
Domestic continuing 828.00
HECS 793.00
International 2,858.00
International continuing 1,078.00

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To introduce students to sociological theories and research on race, ethnicity and migration. Students will apply these theories to different nations and experiences.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only: details will be advised at the start of the unit.

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse contemporary debates around migration, race, ethnicity and multiculturalism
  2. Identify and differentiate between the major theories of migration, race and ethnicity utilised in current debates
  3. Apply concepts from sociological theories of migration to experiences of migration
  4. Use sociological theory to analyse racial and ethnic relations and identify formations in Australia and overseas.
  • Essay 1 — Minor (30%)
  • Essay 2 — Major (40%)
  • Presentation — (Online/Audio/Video) and Paper (30%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • PSS205 — Ethnicity, Migration and Multiculturalism

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Students must also have successfully completed 3 additional units from the Sociology Co-major prior to enrolling in SOC20013.

  • Additional materials

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Definitions and theories of race, ethnicity and migration
2Comparisons of race, ethnicity, migration and multiculturalism in Australia and other nations.
3Case studies may include South Africa, France, Germany, Indonesia and the United States
4Experiences of race, ethnicity and migration

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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