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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 1048

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
009406

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA College

Course aim

To introduce key issues in contemporary global societies and specifically to sociological concepts, knowledge and skills in order to provide an increased awareness of how these issues affect people as individuals, groups, states and societies.

Course content

This course introduces students to the impact of globalisation on individuals, groups and governments around the globe. The course is multidisciplinary – politics, sociology and international studies – and examines how the interconnectedness of the world’s economy and politics as well as the blending/resistance of culture creates freedoms and constraints for people. Central to the course is the question over what it means to be an ethical global citizen. The course explores the sociological identity categories of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, religion and social class along with global institutions, such as the United Nations, global economic regulators, social movements and transnational corporations. The course prepares the students for writing in the social sciences and humanities areas.

Textbook(s)

Macionis, J & Plummer, K 2017, Person and Society: Introduction to Global Issues and Identities, Custom Edition, Pearson Education Australia Pty Ltd, New South Wales

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Virtual Lecture - appropriate for students who are unable to attend the internal lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online (Podcast of internal lecture and online learning activities) N/A x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Workshop 3 hours x 13 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, CITY WEST
Quiz 1400 words 30% N/A
Presentation 1400 words equivalent 30% 15 minutes
Essay 1600 words 30% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Quiz 1400 words 30% N/A
Presentation 1400 words equivalent 30% 15 minutes
Essay 1600 words 30% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Quiz 1400 words 30% N/A
Presentation 1400 words equivalent 30% 15 minutes
Essay 1600 words 30% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Quiz 1400 words 30% N/A
Presentation 1400 words equivalent 30% 15 minutes
Essay 1600 words 30% 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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