HUMN 0009 Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700212

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Description This unit is designed to help students understand why people from diverse cultures and historical periods may think differently, behave differently and have vastly different worldviews. This unit is designed to help students understand more about themselves, their family and friends and the reasons why people do things in particular ways and believe the things that they do. It has a strong theoretical base but is also designed to encourage reflection.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects HUMN 0010 - Cultural Perspectives (UWSC)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the key concept of culture, and its related analytical perspectives of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism.
  2. Identify and examine specific locations of historical, geographical and social differences, such as modernity, nationality, gender and social class.
  3. Compare how different historical, geographical and social locations foster different cultural perspectives.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in the basic research and writing skills of tertiary study through the effective presentation of ideas in written, oral and digital form.
  5. Work effectively as part of a group, and reflect critically on both individual and group achievements.

Subject Content

1. Foundation ideas in cultural and social analysis
2. Academic definitions of culture, gender, social class, modernity, power, Indigeneity, the self and the ?gWestern World?h
3. Introductions to key social and cultural debates around multiculturalism, privilege, religion, globalization
4. Analysis of students?f own socio-cultural locations
1. Foundation ideas in cultural and social analysis
2. Academic definitions of culture, gender, social class, modernity, power, Indigeneity, the self and the ?gWestern World?h
3. Introductions to key social and cultural debates around multiculturalism, privilege, religion, globalization
4. Analysis of students?f own socio-cultural locations

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Homework questions 2 x 150-200 20 N Individual
Seminar presentation 10-12 mins 30 N Individual
Applied Project (curriculum development) 30% Individual reflection on curriculum process – 20% Applied Project 1000 words Reflection 400 words 50 N Both (Individual & Group)

Prescribed Texts

  • College Cultural Perspectives Workbook

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

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2022 Trimester 3

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