Rights and Racism

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Rights and Racism unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia allows students to interrogate concepts and theories of racism and develop technical research skills.

The unit also traces the relationship between racism and inequality within contemporary society.

Core learning outcomes include identifying the discourse on race, and issues of representation of difference. You will also be able to critically review the historical development of rights and racism, nationally and internationally.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; however, level 2 units assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area.

Areas of study

In this Rights and Racism unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Discourse on ‘race and racism
  • The social construction of whiteness
  • Racism and representation
  • History of racism in colonial Australia
  • Racism and nationalism
  • New racism
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  • Racism and gender
  • Racism and the media
  • Indigenous Australians and the law
  • The legal system
  • Addressing racism
  • Reconciliation

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This Behavioural Studies unit advances yourknowledge of race and racism as it applies to both past and present Australia, and provides technical research skills as well as an in-depth awareness of rights, racism, nationalism and gender, with a particular focus on Indigenous rights.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Rights and Racism from University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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