We have to be able to build a society in which we can peacefully disagree with each other and build bridges rather than walls so as to benefit from each other's experience and enrich us collectively as opposed to just a portion of us.
My name is John Renouf I'm a lecturer in politics and international relations here at Southern Cross University and over the past 15 years I have been working as an international aid worker and as a researcher in complex environments.
I spent a few years working in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Congo, Yemen, Haiti etc. etc.
I believe that nowadays is more than any time in history it is critically important to understand what's happening at a global level. What's happening in New York what's happening in Syria what's happening in China is affecting us in Australia.
So I'm trying to bring in those global events into the classroom through analysing them, understanding them using concepts using theory but also real-life, real people's experiences in order to shed some clarity on these complex matters.
If you want to make sense of what's happening out there if you want to have a positive impact on the planet, on people's lives everywhere, you need to understand how the world works.
If you like travelling if you like interacting with people from other cultures if you're open to learning and studying international relations will bring you all of these.
Arts and Humanities
In our technology-driven world, critical skills and knowledge in languages, art, history, ethics, philosophy, psychology and human development are more important than ever. What you learn today can transform tomorrow.
Our arts and humanities degrees will equip you with the skills and placement opportunities for a career in the dynamic media and cultural sector. With dozens of subject areas, you can become a specialist in your chosen field by tailoring your degree. And you will learn under our unique Southern Cross Model, designed to deliver greater momentum and motivation, achieve milestones quickly, and set you up for success at university and beyond.
You will gain transferable skills that are highly valued across all sectors, including qualities such as communication, analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving. Also, by delving deeply into human society, culture, history and philosophy, our graduates emerge with strong cultural awareness, empathy and the ability to build creative capacities and communication effectiveness.
For the content creators and digital natives, studies in digital media provide the creative and technical foundation for the career you desire and the stories you will tell. In the fast-paced media environment of today and tomorrow, you can set the pace.
Why choose Arts and Humanities with Southern Cross?
Our industry partnerships build experience and networking opportunities
Overall experience, skills development and full-time employment in Humanities and Social Sciences (GUG 2023)
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We are a creative and multidisciplinary learning community. Our students are artistic, intellectual and ready to make a difference. The Faculty offers degrees in arts and humanities, music and the creative arts.
From online learning to purpose-built spaces across our campuses, we offer quality teaching, support and resources for all our students. We pride ourselves on producing graduates who are ethical, reflective global citizens, committed to community engagement and lifelong learning.
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For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.
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