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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

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

Module 1: A Sustained Engagement with Complexity: HSIE and Critical Thought.

Module 2: The History of History, and the Future of Remembrance.

Module 3: The Place of Geography: Planetary Progression.

Module 4: Dangerous Dyads: Interactions in Worldview and Culture.

Module 5: Inequity: Balance & Counterbalance.

Module 6: You, Me, Us, Them.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 explain and discuss the range of academic disciplines covered in the social studies area
2 critically analyse current and emerging concepts of Continuity and Change; Perspectives, Evidence, Significance, Space, Place, Sustainability, and the Citizenry – especially in relation to the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)
3 acquire information, and use inquiry processes to explore, identify, explain and defend their position on a range of local and global issues, and articulate the implications of converse positions
4 demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies

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

  1. explain and discuss the range of academic disciplines covered in the social studies area
  2. critically analyse current and emerging concepts of Continuity and Change; Perspectives, Evidence, Significance, Space, Place, Sustainability, and the Citizenry – especially in relation to the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)
  3. acquire information, and use inquiry processes to explore, identify, explain and defend their position on a range of local and global issues, and articulate the implications of converse positions
  4. demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.