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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to narratives of identity and location and their relation to ideas about space, place and memory in the context of cultural geography. Consideration will be given to how the coordinates of identity and belonging are mapped out across space and place. By undertaking a localized application of this imaginative and theoretical work with field trips, students will address their own landscape of belonging and their sense of place.

Unit content

Module 1: The social production of space

Module 2: Imagining Australian and global space

Module 3: The metropolis and its others

Module 4: Spaces and identities: gender and sexuality

Module 5: Race in a geographical context

Module 6: Visiting other places: travel and tourism

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 understand sociocultural theories of space and place from both Global North and Global South perspectives
2 understand the significance of acknowledging people's multiple and intersectional experiences of space, place and travel
3 identify and describe the changing significance of people’s social locations and diverse identities in accounts of space, place and navigation
4 demonstrate a critical awareness of belonging and displacement in constructions and interpretations of urban/rural spaces in the context of white colonial discourses of modernity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand sociocultural theories of space and place from both Global North and Global South perspectives
  2. understand the significance of acknowledging people's multiple and intersectional experiences of space, place and travel
  3. identify and describe the changing significance of people’s social locations and diverse identities in accounts of space, place and navigation
  4. demonstrate a critical awareness of belonging and displacement in constructions and interpretations of urban/rural spaces in the context of white colonial discourses of modernity

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.