HUMN 0020 Understanding Academic Life (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700281

Coordinator Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Description This unit introduces students to the skills needed for success in academic life. It introduces students to a range of topics to facilitate and develop an increased confidence in fundamental academic skills, develop planning and goal setting skills necessary for university. This unit forms a pre-requisite to 700168 Tertiary Study Skills in Criminal and Community Justice, 700174 Tertiary Study Skills in Social Science and 700175 Tertiary Study Skills in Policing.

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 0003 - Academic Skills for the Social Sciences JUST 0001 - Academic Skills for Criminal and Community Justice HUMN 0002 - Academic Skills for Policing

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. Develop effective learning strategies to advance the knowledge of the individual and that of their peers.
  2. Understand effective communication (reading, listening, speaking and writing)
  3. Understand the role of Information and Communication Technology in learning and the relationship with online presence and reputation
  4. Develop problem solving skills
  5. Reflect on learning experiences
  6. Understand the role of research and referencing within a tertiary setting

Subject Content

1. Introduction to fundamental academic skills
2. Introduction to university culture and the ?elives?f of students within an academic setting
3. Digital communication, ethics and citizenship for professional and academic life
4. Essential skills for success in Tertiary Studies ? referencing, individual presentations, reflection, undertaking research
1. Introduction to fundamental academic skills
2. Introduction to university culture and the ?elives?f of students within an academic setting
3. Digital communication, ethics and citizenship for professional and academic life
4. Essential skills for success in Tertiary Studies ? referencing, individual presentations, reflection, undertaking research

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
Individual oral presentation 5 minutes 20 N Individual
Reflective Learning Journal: Part 1 – 15% Part 2 – 15% Part 3 – SFU completion – 5% 2 x 500 words 35 N Individual
Academic Portfolio [In-class assessable activities throughout term] 1000 words 45 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

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Subject Contact Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Paul Rouillon Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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