ATS3623 - Nationality, ethnicity and conflict - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Julie Kalman


Associate Professor Julie Kalman

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.


ATS2623, AZA2623, AZA3623


The unit explores ideas of 'nation', 'nationality' and 'ethnicity' through a variety of theoretical frameworks and with the specific focus the story of the birth and death of the former Yugoslavia. Students will be expected to explore the histories of this case study in order to gain a deeper understanding of some of the more general, complex issues tied up in nationalism, nation building, ethnicity and conflict throughout the modern era.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of debates and ideas about race, nationalism, ethnicity and conflict.
  2. Understand the importance of debate and discussion in the development of these ideas.
  3. Have sound oral and written communication skills and be able to utilise these in such debates.
  4. Understand the importance of critical analysis and be comfortable in challenging ideas and arguments.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

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. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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