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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

This discipline unit introduces students to studies of human society and its environment. The themes of change, interdependence, diversity, social justice, participatory citizenship, peace building, poverty and wealth, and sustainability are explored. Students are expected to develop skills in critical thinking, inquiry, analysis, judgement and justification.

Unit content

Overview

  • Broad and critical knowledge and understanding of the range of academic disciplines related to human society and its environment, including recent theory and practice
  • Nature and role of human society and its environment in relation to current and emerging concepts of change and continuity, cultures, environments, social systems and structures
  • Personal, local, national and global concepts in relation to human society and its environment
  • Skills of acquiring information, using inquiry processes and social and civic participation
  • Relationship between language and culture by using a language to communicate (optional)

Topics

Topic 1:   What is Human Society and its Environment?
Topic 2:   Human Rights as a Connective Framework for Social Understanding
Topic 3:   Historical Perspectives/Evidence/Significance
Topic 4:   Historical Terms and Concepts
Topic 5:   Critical Thinking Skills in Geography
Topic 6:   Global Violence, Terrorism and Peace
Topic 7:   Global Interdependence
Topic 8:   Sustainability and the Ecological Footprint
Topic 9:   Discrimination and Prejudice
Topic 10: Poverty and Hunger
Topic 11: Social Risk, Cyber-Ethics and Virtual Worlds

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 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography45%
"Personal Action Plan"45%
Quiz10%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography45%
"Personal Action Plan"45%
Quiz10%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography45%
"Personal Action Plan"45%
Quiz10%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography45%
"Personal Action Plan"45%
Quiz10%
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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