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Subject details

  • Topics
    • A variety of topics explored through a Social Science lens
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Print Materials
      • Book of readings
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials

At the completion of this subject 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%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

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.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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