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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourStudy Period 1N/A
Gold CoastStudy Period 1N/A
LismoreStudy Period 1N/A
OnlineStudy Period 3,4,5N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to the culture of academic enquiry. The skills developed in this unit focus on self management and critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and academic integrity.

Unit content

Managing self and growth mindset

Finding, evaluating, critically analysing texts

The culture of writing in a university context

The culture of learning in a university context including awareness of academic integrity

 

 

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Apply self management strategies to learning and studyingLifelong learning
2Read and comprehend written texts including quantitative aspectsCommunication and social skills
3Apply awareness of academic integrity in assessment tasksEthical practice
4Demonstrate writing in a university contextCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Apply self management strategies to learning and studying
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Read and comprehend written texts including quantitative aspects
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Apply awareness of academic integrity in assessment tasks
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. Demonstrate writing in a university context
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (Twice each week for 6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
1 annotated bibliography 1 essay plan35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (Twice each week for 6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
1 annotated bibliography 1 essay plan35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (Twice each week for 6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
1 annotated bibliography 1 essay plan35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour (Once each week for 6 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (Twice each week for 6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
1 annotated bibliography 1 essay plan35%
Essay45%
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

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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