Australian Studies 1 (10124.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|University Of Canberra College||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand and apply the concepts of nation and national identity;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of current Australian communication conventions;
3. Understand the basic dynamics of acculturation;
4. Identify and apply general strategies for effective intercultural communication;
5. Identify examples of how educational practices are influenced by cultural context; and
6. Reflect on the influence of cultural context on their personal learning style.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in University of Canberra International Foundation Studies, 100CC.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 1||21 February 2022||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||UC College Trimester 2||20 June 2022||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
Reading Booklet (Brick) provided in class and available on Canvas
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assignments are required to be submitted by the due date. If, for any reason, you are unable to do an assignment by the due date you must submit, to the lecturer or your tutor, a request for an extension in writing before the due date (except in special cases considered reasonable to the tutor). The request must set out, in detail, the genuine and exceptional reason for requesting the extension. If there is a medical reason for the extension request it must be accompanied by a medical certificate (see below).
Medical certificates. Your medical certificate must clearly state:
- That you were unfit to complete the assignment;
- The date of the medical consultation;
- The period during which you were/are/will be unfit; and
- The severity of your illness.
As an integral part of the learning theory that underpins this unit, students may be asked to re-submit their written assignments if the lecturer and /or tutor decide that the quality of work submitted is not at a reasonable standard that would, as a minimum, gain a Pass level grade. This request will be given in close consultation with the student. There will be no re-submissions after week 14 of the Semester. Note that a re-submitted assignment can only get a Pass or Fail.
If there is any doubt with regarding the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter. Tutors will also be happy to assist in this regard.
In order to gain a Pass grade in this unit you must:
- Gain a total overall mark of at least 50% and
- Have no outstanding assessment
In order to obtain higher grades in this unit you must achieve the following total:
- 65 – 74% for CR
- 75 – 84% for DI
- 85% and above for HD
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
There is a strong correlation between attendance and success. So please attend all classes.
Inclusion and engagement
Attendance at class is mandatroy. You must attend 80% of your classes.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online classes in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room. Plus students may also be required to use Zoom and should check their microphone and speaker set, and the webcam also function in this environment.
You are expected to bring pens and notebook to class. Please bring a laptop if you have one as well.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (201341)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (200984)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (195047)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (194472)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (189721)