Australian Culture and Society
|Course code EPHUMA137||Units 10||English Language & Foundation Studies Centre|
EPHUMA137 introduces students to the basic dimensions and inequalities of contemporary Australian society. It also outlines the nature and operation of selected social institutions. Emphasis is placed on the skills of note-taking, research, analysis and essay writing that are widely applicable to tertiary study.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At the end of this course the student will have:|
1. become acquainted with the basic dimensions and inequalities of Australian culture and society.
2. been introduced to the study of selected institutions in Australian culture and society.
3. have developed and displayed their knowledge of the content at various points throughout the course.
4. practised effective active listening and note-taking skills in lectures.
5. participated in tutorial presentations and discussions, thereby enhancing their oral literacy skills.
6. practised critical thinking, topic analysis, research, production and presentation of written assignments.
7. been provided with prompt assessment of their written assignments and tests.
8. engaged in examination performance under university conditions.
9. had an opportunity to develop self-discipline, as well as to assess their ability to succeed in tertiary study and to consider pathways in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
|Content||EPHUMA137 Australian Culture and Society covers:|
* A course overview, basic terminology, conceptual frameworks and characteristics of Australian culture and society.
* Inequalities including those based on gender, race, and ethnicity, class and age.
* Work on selected social institutions including the family and work.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EPHUMA137|