Course Title: Youth Studies 3: Identity, Relationships and Interdependencies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Youth Studies 3: Identity, Relationships and Interdependencies

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

It is advantageous if you have successfully completed HUSO2164 - Self, Identity and Agency, as this course extends many of the ideas, skills and knowledge developed in that course curriculum. This course is facilitated through a blended learning approach. In the online seminars, theoretical and disciplinary perspectives will be outlined. In the face-to-face workshops, the theories and disciplinary understandings will be unpacked through hands on activities, such as case study analysis.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2416

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Debra Bateman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8267

Course Coordinator Email: debra.bateman@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Melbourne City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is advantageous if you have successfully completed HUSO2164 - Self, Identity and Agency, as this course extends many of the ideas, skills and knowledge developed in that course curriculum.


Course Description

This course explores the dynamic influences that impact young people, their identities, relationships and interdependencies. The first part of this course explores theories of identity and relationship formation of the individual through socio-cultural, biological, psychological and psychoanalytic disciplines. The second part of this course explores intimate and intergenerational relationships that influence and shape the ways that a young person will participate in their social and political and economic lives. The third part of this course explores the interdependencies between young people and structures and agencies that exist outside of the familial realm.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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.
  • Design and conduct professional and scholarly research projects relating to Youth Work, Youth Studies and the contexts of young people thoughtfully, ethically, respectfully and inclusively.


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

  • Differentiate between a number of development theories which purport to explain individual identity formation.
  • Outline theories and illustrative case studies which highlight the complexity of intergenerational relationships and associated interdependencies.
  • Critically evaluate constructs of intimacy as physically, emotionally, sexually and/or technologically facilitated acts of young people.
  • Evaluate the level of influence that social structures such as schools and employment exert on individual identity and relationship formation.
  • Compare and contrast cultural constructs of family, community and the framing of youth and young people.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is facilitated through a blended learning approach. In the online seminars, theoretical and disciplinary perspectives will be outlined. In the face-to-face workshops, the theories and disciplinary understandings will be unpacked through hands on activities, such as case study analysis.


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.

The University Library has extensive resources for [discipline] students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


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 may include:

Task 1: Online quiz: Identity and relationship theories. 20%, CLO 1, 2

Task 2: Independent Case Study Analysis. 1500 Words, 40% weighting, CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Task 3: Comparative study: Culture, community and youth 2000 words, 40%, CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 [In Pair]

 

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/students/assessment