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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 1064

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
160764

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA College

Course aim

This unit will introduce students to key concepts of decision making, ethics and individual behaviour. Students will be introduced to a range of principles and perspectives that underpin human thinking and decision making, and will be encouraged to apply these concepts to examine their own behaviours. Through examining key theories of personality and motivation, the course will help students improve their own self-insight and have an understanding of the various factors that affect human judgement.

Course content

Introduction to understanding individual behaviour; personality theory, motivational concepts and the importance of values and attitudes in decision making. Key ethical theories including deontological and teleological approaches; introduction to systems thinking; heuristics and biases in decision making. Ability to describe common problem solving strategies and challenges, and recognise the complexity of decision making contexts.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 7 hours x 2 days x 3 weeks
Tutorial 3 hours x 5 weeks
INTERNAL, CEDUNA
Directed Study 42 hours x across 8 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 7 hours x 2 days x 3 weeks
Tutorial 3 hours x 5 weeks
INTERNAL, PORT LINCOLN
Directed Study 42 hours x across 8 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 7 hours x 2 days x 3 weeks
Tutorial 3 hours x 5 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Quiz 1500 word equivalent 30% N/A
Case study 1000 words 35% N/A
Test 1500 words 25% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, CEDUNA
Quiz 1500 word equivalent 30% N/A
Case study 1000 words 35% N/A
Test 1500 words 25% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Quiz 1500 word equivalent 30% N/A
Case study 1000 words 35% N/A
Test 1500 words 25% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, PORT LINCOLN
Quiz 1500 word equivalent 30% N/A
Case study 1000 words 35% N/A
Test 1500 words 25% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz 1500 word equivalent 30% N/A
Case study 1000 words 35% N/A
Test 1500 words 25% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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