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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate critical cultural literacy through knowledge and understanding of the complexity and meanings of cultural values and difference||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||contextualise historical forces involving 'Asia' and the world that shape contemporary Australian society and culture||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||evaluate core issues and themes regarding the interconnections between Australia, Asia and the world||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||critically evaluate the media in relation to Australia and Asia||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||understand the significance of national and cultural identity.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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