Unit description

Introduces students to the Key Learning Area of Human Society and Its Environment. The themes of change, interdependence, diversity, social justice, participatory citizenship, peace building, poverty and wealth, and sustainability are encountered. Students are expected to develop skills in critical thinking and using inquiry skills.

Unit content

  1. Global Interdependence
  2. Asia and 3 Tensions of Globalisation
  3. Global culture and youth culture: Divergence and convergence
  4. Corporate responsibility and the global economy
  5. Historical perspectives: 4 models of world history
  6. Terrorism
  7. Ecological Footprint
  8. Discrimination and Prejudice
  9. Global ethics and moral dilemmas
  10. Geography and critical thinking

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

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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