HUMN 1065 Diversity, Language and Culture (Block)
Credit Points 10
Description The purpose of this unit 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 bilingualism and cross-cultural communication as tools to navigate a rapidly changing global environment. Students will practice their intercultural communication skills in a team setting through a field trip to a Western Sydney community.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Students must be enrolled in program 7181 - Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies
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.
1. Histories, concepts and policies of cultural diversity.
2. Cultures of Indigenous Australian peoples.
3. Bilingualism and multilingualism.
4. Language as a human endowment.
5. Language typology and language learning.
6. Concepts of social harmony and social protest.
7. Race and colonialism in Australia.
8. Arts and visual culture in contemporary Australia.
9. Advocating for alternative futures.
10. Field trip including in-class preparation: engaging in cultural and intercultural experiences.
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.
|Discussion Board||900 words||30||N||Individual|
|Virtual Field Trip||1200 words||35||N||Individual|
|Team Meeting Preparation||600 words||15||N||Individual|
|Team Meeting||5 minutes||20||N||Group|