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Unit of Study HUM00273 - Borderlands: Identity, Culture and Belonging (2018)

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  • Pre-requisites

      144 credit points in any SCU units.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of contemporary postcolonial theory concerned with borders and borderlands
2 self reflexively consider the implications of postcolonial theory in relation to questions of belonging, identity, multiculture and dislocation
3 articulate the intersection of historical, political and cultural practices involved in the production of meaning and everyday life
4 critically investigate how issues of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and class intersect and interact
5 apply relevant contemporary cultural theory to the analysis of a cultural text or context
6 utilise aspects of postcolonial theory in an experientially based project.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of contemporary postcolonial theory concerned with borders and borderlands
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. self reflexively consider the implications of postcolonial theory in relation to questions of belonging, identity, multiculture and dislocation
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. articulate the intersection of historical, political and cultural practices involved in the production of meaning and everyday life
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  4. critically investigate how issues of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and class intersect and interact
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
  5. apply relevant contemporary cultural theory to the analysis of a cultural text or context
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  6. utilise aspects of postcolonial theory in an experientially based project.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6: