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ATS3399: The politics of identity

Faculty of Arts

The politics of identity

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In the 21st century our identities, and our relationships to others, are constructed out of a multitude of interactions - some based in 'real' world institutions such as work and school, others are online and continued at a distance. Our experience of our 'identity' in these contexts can be both destructive and empowering. This Unit will explore political, social and cultural approaches to understanding the politics of identity in the 21st century, the consequences that relationships have for our sense of identity, and how we can understand the variety of human actions that are shaped by these relationships.


1 - Presentation - 15% 2 - Online Test - 40% 3 - Essay - 45%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.