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AIA106 - Sex, Race and Australia's People

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Tanja Luckins

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AIA104

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

This unit introduces students to the importance of gender, race and ethnicity in the constitution of the Australian population, nation and politics. It does so by foregrounding the issue of sex ratios, the relationships between men and women as well as between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in the early years of the colonies. Subsequent topics focus on the issue of immigration and the racial composition of the nation as well as debates surrounding the need for a "white" Australia and the role of women in its creation and maintenance. The move from white to European and thence an Asian and Middle Eastern Australia after WWII foregrounds the importance of studying population policies in understanding the nature of Australian society, and gives us an opportunity to consider migrant masculinities. The final weeks consider the sexual revolution and ageing. While this unit is empirically focused, the analytic frames of gender and race are central to its construction. The unit introduces students to questions of masculinity and femininity, sexuality and reproduction, race and ethnicity, and to the building of a population. Ultimately the unit affirms and critically studies the centrality of the differentiated intersection of race, gender and ethnicity in the making of Australia.

Assessment

Class/Online Exercises, 20%, 750 words

Research and Writing Exercise, 20%, 750 words

Essay, 40%, 1500 words

Exam, 20%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

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Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2409$2630

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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