Course Title: Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU1027

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Glenda Mejia

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3732

Course Coordinator Email: glenda.mejia@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.15

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course aims to introduce students to multidisciplinary approaches to study historical and current migration/mobility challenges across diverse human populations through socio-economic, political, and cultural lenses. 

This course explores and critically engages in constructive dialogues of why some people leave their home countries, how they experience migration/mobility and adaptation to their host countries, and the economic, social, and cultural effects migration has in sending and receiving countries.  

In this course we will re-learn ideas/terms/concepts of inter-ethnic relations, class, race, gender, identity, place-making, culture, belonging, discrimination, integration, diversity transnationalism, notions of citizenship, and diasporic communities in Australian or other countries, and how migrants and non-migrants interact and are affected by these processes. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems.
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks.
  • Work professionally and effectively with others in diverse cultural, linguistic and organisational contexts, and to adapt practices and knowledge to local circumstances.
  • Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles.
  • Assist in the identification of needs, the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in international and cross-cultural settings.
  • Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professional settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity.
  • Design, adapt and develop effective communication strategies that promote awareness of and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity in globalised workplaces. 


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Apply and adapt concepts, different knowledges, and principles of human movements and inter-ethnic relations to local contexts
  2. Critically assess the reasons for human movements and for problems in inter-ethnic relations and to evaluate policies and programs for such issues from different knowledges perspectives
  3. Reflect on situations concerning human movements and inter-ethnic interaction and to act responsibly and ethically when such situations are problematical
  4. Develop strategic responses to problematic human movements and inter-ethnic tensions


Overview of Learning Activities

Weekly lectures and tutorial activities. Course learning materials, including required and further readings, and other material, will be made available online.

Discussions will include reflexive analyses on local and global responses to immigration intakes and diversity (e.g., indigenous, settlers, refugees, asylum seekers, among others)

 


Overview of Learning Resources

Required readings will be listed via Canvas. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: , Weekly Readings: Reflective Summaries/Reflexive accounts 48%, (6% each writing task).There are a few readings in each tutorial for this task, but the student only needs to submit any eight summaries/accounts (the student chooses which eight). You must submit one page with two written parts of one of that week's readings (as listed on Canvas) Length: 500-600 word: Part 1. A reflective summary of 250-300 word, and Part 2. A reflexive writing of 250-300 word. CLO1, CLO2, CLO 3and CLO4 

Assessment Task 2: Presentation, 22%, 5 mins presentation+ QA 5 minutes. CLO1, CLO2, CL03 and CLO4 -  

Assessment Task 3 Creative Critical Project or Reflexive Essay, 30%. Length: 1200 words— including notes and references. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3 and CLO4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

 

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment