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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to Australia, Asia and the World through a study of the historical, cultural, social and political implications of Australia in a globally interconnected world. By developing their contextual awareness and cultural competency, students orient themselves as citizens of the world.

Unit content

Module 1: Contexts and core concepts
Topic 1. A citizen of the world
Topic 2. Identity, values and worldviews
Topic 3. Towards cultural competence

Module 2: Global connections: Australia in the world - the world in Australia
Topic 4. Colonialism: The world and Australia
Topic 5. Legacies of White Australia: Race, culture and 'the Other'
Topic 6. Globalisation, borders and being local

Module 3: Situating Australia: Australia in Asia - Asia in Australia
Topic 7. The construction of Asia
Topic 8. Belonging, identity and representation
Topic 9. Travel, storytelling and representation
Topic 10. Situating Australia

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 demonstrate an understanding of the significance of identity and relevance of cultural competence through critical self-reflection
2 analyse historical developments in 'Asia' and the world that influence contemporary Australian society and culture
3 evaluate core issues and themes regarding the interconnections between Australia, Asia and the world
4 critically evaluate the media in relation to Australia and Asia

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the significance of identity and relevance of cultural competence through critical self-reflection
  2. analyse historical developments in 'Asia' and the world that influence contemporary Australian society and culture
  3. evaluate core issues and themes regarding the interconnections between Australia, Asia and the world
  4. critically evaluate the media in relation to Australia and Asia

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.