HUMN 3102 Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102725

Coordinator Amie Matthews Opens in new window

Description This subject is the final component of the Social Sciences International Placement. Facilitated by the subject coordinators the subject comprises a series of workshops and assessments, which will provide opportunities for students to debrief and reflect critically on their placement experience. Assessments and workshops are designed so that students learn how to convey newly acquired skills, perspectives and life choices in different settings (classroom; job interviews and applications), and to apply the placement experience in immediate and life-long educational, professional and personal endeavours. For those students who have undertaken a placement overseas, the subject is also designed to encourage reintegration into their home culture. Specifically, assessments and workshops are designed so that students intentionally process and analyse the layered meanings of their time spent abroad, and the feelings and experiences of coming 'home'.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Studies in Human Society, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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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 must be enrolled in program 1667 Bachelor of Social Science; 1733 Bachelor of Social Sience (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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically evaluate their own practice in development and/or fieldwork as measured against �ebest practice principles�f.
  2. Critically reflect on their own intercultural understanding and awareness.
  3. Demonstrate reflexivity.
  4. Demonstrate intercultural competence.
  5. Critically reflect on the utility of social sciences knowledge in the workplace.
  6. Identify how the placement experience may be incorporated into future career/study trajectories.

Subject Content

Practising reflexivity
Reflecting on development, volunteering and fieldwork in practice
Reflecting on intercultural experiences
Career building: Maximising placement and international experience
Social sciences in the workplace


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
Presentation 10 minutes 20 N Group
Presentation 10 minutes 20 N Individual
Reflection 3,000 words 60 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Summer (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Spring (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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