HUMN 3101 Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement

Credit Points 20

Legacy Code 102724

Coordinator Nichole Georgeou Opens in new window

Description This unit provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired during the first two years of their degree to a 'real world' setting. Students will undertake a 14 week internationally focused placement with organisations in, for example, the community, not-for-profit or government sectors. The unit coordinator will partner students with an international organisation, and together with the placement host(s) will jointly supervise the student. The work that students undertake during placement will vary, but may include: community visits, community consultation, development of educational programs, policy evaluation, research and report writing. Relevant activities may also be undertaken at another university in the placement country. The work placement will provide students with invaluable experience working in social sciences related fields in cross-cultural contexts. Prior to commencing the placement, students are required to complete pre-placement coursework (in co-requisite unit 102723 Social Sciences International Placement (I)). On return from placement the experience will be rounded out with the completion of 102725 Social Sciences International Placement (III). Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check, and medical clearance may also be required to undertake placement in a developing country, along with a Working With Children check for certain organisations. Those students unable to undertake an internationally based placement for health or personal reasons should contact the Unit Coordinator before enrolment in this unit to discuss available options for being placed locally. Students should also note that NSW Health facilities have further, specific requirements, and should seek advice from the Unit Coordinator.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 20cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) Students enrolled in course 1733 must complete the following pre-requisites CULT 1017 Understanding Society and BEHV 1021 The Individual in Society and CULT 1020 Working with Communities and HUMN 1041 People Place and Social Difference and CULT 2005 Ethics in the Social Sciences and HUMN 2049 Social Research Methods plus one of the following Advanced core units BUSM 1016 Leadership in a Complex World or DESN 2002 Creativity Innovation and Design Thinking or BEHV 2007 Internship and Community Engagement or CULT 3011 Ethical Leadership
Students enrolled in courses 1664 and 6030 must complete the following pre-requisites CULT 1017 Understanding Society and CULT 1020 Working with Communities and HUMN 1041 People Place and Social Difference and SPRT 2011 Sustainability Tourism and Place and CULT 3015 Heritage and Tourism and CULT 3016 Indigenous Cultures A Global Perspective
Students enrolled in all other courses must complete the following pre-requisites CULT 1017 Understanding Society and BEHV 1021 The Individual in Society and CULT 1020 Working with Communities and HUMN 1041 People Place and Social Difference and CULT 2005 Ethics in the Social Sciences and HUMN 2049 Social Research Methods

Co-requisite(s) HUMN 3100

Restrictions NOTE: Enrolment in the Summer session is only available under limited circumstances. Please contact the subject Coordinator for any further information. Students must be enrolled in program 1667 Bachelor of Social Science; 1733 Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced); 1790 Bachelor of Anthropology; 1664 Bachelor of Tourism Management; 1735 Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies, 6023 Diploma in Social Science/ Bachelor of Social Science, 6027 Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies or 6030 Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management. Students enrolled in 1667, 1664, 1733, 6023 or 6030 must have achieved a minimum GPA of 5 in order to enrol. All students must also have completed 160 credit points of study, and should seek medical clearance if they are to undertake placement in a developing country context. Students who have not been cleared for undertaking international placement may be able to undertake a local placement, pending medical clearance for local placement activities.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Draw on placement experience to identify challenges in the workplace.
  2. Develop responses to workplace challenges.
  3. Demonstrate reflexivity in professional and cross-cultural settings.
  4. Demonstrate intercultural understanding and awareness.
  5. Apply social sciences knowledge in the workplace.

Subject Content

Intercultural immersion
Practising reflexivity in professional and cross-cultural settings
Development, volunteering and fieldwork in practice
Work experience: applying social sciences skills and knowledge in international work contexts.

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Please note that due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the requirement to submit a Working with Children Check Student Declaration has been temporarily suspended until further notice.

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
Portfolio: Learning Portfolio 3,000 words S/U Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance: 2 x Supervision Reports To be completed midway and at end of placement by workplace supervisor S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Online

Online

Subject Contact Nichole Georgeou 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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