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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 1063

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
159601

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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 2)
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)

Custom e-Book 2018, Introduction to Human Behaviour, 1st Edition, Cengage, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Virtual Lecture - appropriate for students who are unable to attend the internal lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Podcast of lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Online learning activities 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 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
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours
Participation N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A
Examination N/A 30% 2.5 hours
Participation N/A 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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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