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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

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. Through an emphasis on contextual and cultural literacy, 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. Cultural literacy
 
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 and borders post September 11
Topic 7. Cultural values, justice and human rights
 
Module 3: Situating Australia: Australia in Asia - Asia in Australia
Topic 8. The construction of Asia
Topic 9. Asia in Australia: Belonging, identity and representation
Topic 10. Australia in Asia: Tourism, storytelling and representation

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate critical cultural literacy through knowledge and understanding of the complexity and meanings of cultural values and difference
2 contextualise historical forces involving 'Asia' and the world that shape 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
5 understand the significance of national and cultural identity.

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

  1. demonstrate critical cultural literacy through knowledge and understanding of the complexity and meanings of cultural values and difference
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. contextualise historical forces involving 'Asia' and the world that shape contemporary Australian society and culture
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. evaluate core issues and themes regarding the interconnections between Australia, Asia and the world
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. critically evaluate the media in relation to Australia and Asia
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. understand the significance of national and cultural identity.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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