Unit aim

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. Through an emphasis on contextual and cultural literacy, 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. Cultural literacy

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 and borders post September 11
Topic 7. Cultural values, justice and human rights

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

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12)
Assessment
Participation25%
Essay25%
Exam: take home50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12)
Assessment
Participation25%
Essay25%
Exam: take home50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12)
Assessment
Participation25%
Essay25%
Exam: take home50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour per week (12 weeks )
Structured online learning 2 hours per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Participation25%
Essay25%
Exam: take home50%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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