Introduces students to concepts of community from historical and sociological perspectives. Students engage with theoretical perspectives and case studies in community and will evaluate the various ways in which communities are characterised by both social cohesion and social inequality.
Topic 1 Introduction to community
Topic 2 Theories of community: Different ways of viewing community
Topic 3 Urbanisation and community
Topic 4 Family and community
Topic 5 Imagined community
Topic 6 Aboriginal and immigrant communities: Drawing and redrawing the boundaries of inclusion/exclusion
Topic 7 Religious community
Topic 8 Gated communities
Topic 9 Intentional communities
Topic 10 Virtual community
Topic 11 Revisiting concepts of community
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||explain the social dimensions of community||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||analyse the changing nature of community and its role in society||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||explain how the issues of class, status, gender, ethnicity, race and religion manifest within the context of both 'traditional' and 'modern' communities||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||critically explore and reflect upon community issues from varying theoretical standpoints.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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