HUMN 1053 Diversity, Language and Culture

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102736

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Description The purpose of this subject is to equip students with skills to understand and navigate a culturally and linguistically diverse society, including that of Greater Western Sydney. Students will gain an historically informed, critical understanding of the meaning of culture, the impact of colonisation, indigenous Australian cultures, and of approaches to diversity, multilingualism and multiculturalism. They will explore the value of their existing and emerging skills in multilingualism and cross-cultural communication as tools to navigate a rapidly changing global environment. Students will practise their intercultural communication skills in a team setting through interactive learning activities and group work.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Studies in Human Society, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects HUMN 1009 - Contemporary Society HUMN 1011 - Contemporary Society (WSTC) HUMN 1056 - Diversity Language and Culture (WSTC)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Explain key concepts in the analysis of diversity, language and culture.
  2. Develop communicative competence in a range of intercultural settings.
  3. Identify and explain the role of cultural diversity, bilingualism and multilingualism in becoming responsible local and global citizens.
  4. Engage critically with media and visual culture to ground their theoretical understanding.
  5. Achieve academic literacy by locating and assessing sources and expounding an argument in written and verbal forms.
  6. Critically reflect upon experiences of intercultural communication and community engagement.
  7. Work effectively in teams.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to Diversity, Language and Culture
  2. Colonisation and anticoloniality
  3. Indigenous Australian cultures and languages: Erasure and revitalisation
  4. Indigenous Australian cultures and languages: Learning Dharug language
  5. Globalisation and cultural hybridity
  6. Migration and multiculturalism
  7. Race, racism and anti-racism
  8. Body diversity and neurodiversity
  9. Genders and sexualities
  10. Activism and social change

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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation During the 2-hour tutorial throughout the semester 10 N Individual
Portfolio 1,200 words equivalent 40 N Individual
Essay 1, 200 words 40 N Individual
Presentation Throughout the semester 10 N Group/Individual

Summer

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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation During the 2-hour tutorial throughout the semester 10 N Individual
Portfolio 1,200 words equivalent 40 N Individual
Essay 1,200 words 40 N Individual
Presentation Throughout the semester 10 N Group/Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

On-site

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Spring (2024)

Bankstown City

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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