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Unit of Study HUM10001 - Foundations: Human Society and its Environments (2020)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Introductory

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain and discuss the range of academic disciplines covered in the social studies area
2 critically analyse current and emerging concepts of change and continuity, cultures, environments, social systems and structures
3 use a range of primary and secondary sources (including artefacts) to conduct historical research into the connections between people’s history, environment and culture (in particular local histories, and the history, culture and languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
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
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  2. critically analyse current and emerging concepts of change and continuity, cultures, environments, social systems and structures
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  3. use a range of primary and secondary sources (including artefacts) to conduct historical research into the connections between people’s history, environment and culture (in particular local histories, and the history, culture and languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. demonstrate skills in personal, academic and disciplinary literacies
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.