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Australian Studies (UCC) (8654.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: University of Canberra College
Discipline: University of Canberra College



    Using a framework of social psychology and intercultural communication theory, students undertake a directed exploration of contemporary Australian society, with a focus on local social and academic communication norms and mores. Students are encouraged to develop their own analyses of contemporary Australia with reference to theoretical concepts and personal experience.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and critically engage with different views on social and cultural experience within Australia; apply theories of acculturation to their personal experience as international students; demonstrate basic information literacy in an Australian academic context; demonstrate basic ability in dependent research and in oral presentation skills; work with others as part of a group; and reflect on their personal learning style and cultural values.

    Contact Hours

    Five hours per week.



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