Course Title: Youth Studies 2: Representations and Research

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Youth Studies 2: Representations and Research

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2415

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2415

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (ISV)

Course Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Daley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9926

Course Coordinator Email: kathryn.daley@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bldg 8, Level 10

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course pursues a critical orientation to Youth Studies. It develops your research literacy in reading, understanding, interrogating and naming how Youth and Young People are represented across place and time. The course also builds critical literacy skills in deconstructing images and texts of youth and young people through contemporary media, self-authored as well as authored by others.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply interdisciplinary bodies of theoretical knowledge and practical wisdom and skills to the scholarship of Youth Studies, praxis of Youth Work and orientation to professional human services.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect upon the factors, agencies and influences that shape the life-worlds, experiences and aspirations of young people to consider enabling models of practice and interventions.
  • Apply logic, creativity and criticality to conceptualise the agency of young people in navigating their social, cultural, political, economic, spatial and temporal dimensions of citizenship.


Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse texts related to youth and young people.
  2. Draw upon a range of texts to compare representations of youth and young people based on specific categories of identity through time and/or place (Ethnicity, Culture, Race, Gender, Socio-Economic Status, Political Status)
  3. Synthesise scholarly ideas to respond to a problematic representation of youth.
  4. Evaluate the agency of youth and young people in generalised representations and misrepresentations.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is facilitated in weekly lectures and tutorials. Prior to each week’s tutorial you will have watched the lecture (recorded) and read the week’s prescribed readings.

Tutorials will expand on the ideas introduced in readings and lectures and include small-group work, activities and discussion.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. This includes resources such as weekly readings, assessment supports, requirements for workshop and seminar participation and notes from classes.

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.

You will select a topic that interests you and explore this in three embedded assessments that build in from each other.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Literature search and annotation, 25%of final grade, CLOs 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: Analysis of research literature, 35% of final grade, CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3:Designing an alternative research approach, Weighting 40% of final grade, CLOs, 3, 4

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.