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LocationDomesticInternational
OnlineSession 1,2,3N/A

Unit description

Explores the nature of issues and are introduced to the critical enquiry methods required in the context of Arts and Business Studies. Students will learn how to write a report and communicate their explanations and conclusions.

Unit content

The unit consists of ten topics:

  1. Issues and academic enquiry
  2. Introducing reports
  3. Reading and writing for reports and assessments
  4. Defining sustainability
  5. Background to the issue of sustainability
  6. Sustainability: Principles, approaches and perspectives
  7. Refining reports: Editing and proofreading
  8. Sustainability initiatives
  9. Conclusions, recommendations and executive summaries
  10. Recap and reflections

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 2

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 3

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

Teaching and assessment

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz & Report Analysis20%
Report Draft35%
Report45%
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 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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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