HUMN 1042 People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700159

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Description This unit focuses on the local experiences of cultural and socio-economic difference. This includes applied social science approaches to inequality, diversity, community, sense of place, and environmental sustainability in the urban setting. There is an emphasis upon spatial literacy for social scientists (fieldwork, mapping, data analysis and place description).

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1337 - Geography of Urban and Regional Development HUMN 1044 - The Geographies of Social Difference HUMN 1041 - People Place and Social Difference HUMN 1045 - The Geographies of Social Difference

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory subjects listed in the program structure prior to enrolling in this University level subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Construct inventories on the urban impacts of social, economic and environmental processes.
  2. Illustrate, using graphics and text, landscape and social change.
  3. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the different measures of social change.
  4. Understand theories of inequality, diversity, community, sense of place, and environmental sustainability.
  5. Work in the field effectively in a small group
  6. Identify and summarise the competing political arguments regarding the impacts of global forces (immigration, globalisation, environmental change).

Subject Content

Inequality
Gender
Cultural diversity
Mobility
Community
Situatedness
Sense of place
Environment
Indigenous knowledge
Demography
Inequality
Gender
Cultural diversity
Mobility
Community
Situatedness
Sense of place
Environment
Indigenous knowledge
Demography
Inequality
Gender
Cultural diversity
Mobility
Community
Situatedness
Sense of place
Environment
Indigenous knowledge
Demography

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
Report 250 words 500 words 20 N Individual
Essay 200 words 1000 words 40 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

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2022 Trimester 2

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2022 Trimester 3

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