University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ANTH 2008 - Identity and Discrimination

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Reflexive Research essay, Media or Social Media analysis, Online quizzes, Individual Presentation

This course is an exploration into human diversity through a celebration of our distinct identities and differences. It includes attention to the latest developments in the anthropology of race, gender, religion, sexuality, and of differently abled bodies. In particular, the course will consider the ways that people come to craft a particular identity based on their unique biophysical and psycho-social compositions along with the ways that society alternately embraces, rejects, or seeks to modify our expressions of diversity. Through course lectures, readings and small group workshops, students will examine identity formation among minority groups in settler colonial societies, among people who do not conform with hypersexual or heteronormative social expectations, among people with majority as well as minority belief systems, and among people who have special skills and special needs. Students will also interrogate the various processes of exclusion and discrimination that people with obvious differences in appearance, belief and ability experience on a day-to-day basis. The goal of the course is to promote consideration for the diversity of human experience and expression, as well as understandings of the pathways out of suffering that are possible when our collective differences are embraced.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
29064 LEC0 125 21 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23525 TU03 36 FULL 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
24224 TU02 34 6 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
24225 TU01 55 15 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class