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Unit description

Introduces students to Australia, Asia and the World through a study of the historical, cultural, social and political implications of Australia in a globally interconnected world. By developing their contextual awareness and cultural competency, students orient themselves as citizens of the world.

Unit content

Module 1: Contexts and core concepts
Topic 1. A citizen of the world
Topic 2. Identity, values and worldviews
Topic 3. Towards cultural competence

Module 2: Global connections: Australia in the world - the world in Australia
Topic 4. Colonialism: The world and Australia
Topic 5. Legacies of White Australia: Race, culture and 'the Other'
Topic 6. Globalisation, borders and being local

Module 3: Situating Australia: Australia in Asia - Asia in Australia
Topic 7. The construction of Asia
Topic 8. Belonging, identity and representation
Topic 9. Travel, storytelling and representation
Topic 10. Situating Australia

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of the significance of identity and relevance of cultural competence through critical self-reflection
2analyse historical developments in 'Asia' and the world that influence contemporary Australian society and culture
3evaluate core issues and themes regarding the interconnections between Australia, Asia and the world
4critically evaluate the media in relation to Australia and Asia

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the significance of identity and relevance of cultural competence through critical self-reflection
  2. analyse historical developments in 'Asia' and the world that influence contemporary Australian society and culture
  3. evaluate core issues and themes regarding the interconnections between Australia, Asia and the world
  4. critically evaluate the media in relation to Australia and Asia

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12)
Assessment
Presentation15%
Essay50%
Short written response35%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12)
Assessment
Presentation15%
Essay50%
Short written response35%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour per week (12 weeks )
Structured online learning 2 hours per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation15%
Essay50%
Short written response35%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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