Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject 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 debate
  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.
  • Topics
    • Theories of race, ethnicity and migration
    • Experiences of race, ethnicity and migration
    • Comparative studies of race and ethnic relations, migration and diversity management in Australia and other nations
    • Case studies may include South Africa, France, Germany, and the United States
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • SWI-PSS205


Students must also have successfully completed 4 subjects ore equivalent before enrolling into SOC20013.

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -
    • Additional materials

This subject explores sociological theories and research on race, ethnicity and migration. We examine current debates around migration, refugees, racism and diversity, and compare experiences of these issues in nations around the globe. Students will have the opportunity to apply sociological theories to personal and family experiences.  

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

  • Assignment 1 - Minor (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Major (45%)
  • Assignment 3 - (Online/Audio/Video) and Paper (20%)

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

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