Sociology of Technology and Work (7087.4)
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|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate 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. Describe and apply advanced models for analysing the inter-related processes of technological and work place change; and
2. Use ethnographic research methods to analyse a process of technological design, development, or transfer and will have conducted a group project exploring the heterogeneity of socio-technical assemblages.
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesCompletion of 24 credit points in any course, or the permission of the unit convener.
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Required readings for each week are provided via Canvas. There is no textbook for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students will be required to conduct research and cite the academic sources.
For this unit, you will be required to use Harvard style referencing style (see examples below). For further detail, see http://canberra.libguides.com/referencing/harvard
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.
Late Penalties, Extensions, and other Assessment Requirements
Late submissions are subject to a penalty of 5% per day late, which is the penalty imposed across the university. This is for fairness to students, and to allow the teaching staff to mark assessment and provide timely feedback.
Assessment items will only be accepted up 7 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted. This is to encourage timely submission, and to facilitate timely feedback.
Extensions will be granted where you have made a reasonable effort to meet the deadline but have been prevented from doing so by circumstances beyond your control. Extensions must be obtained in writing from the unit convener before the due date.
Required IT skills
Word processing, internet searching and use of library search tools to access refereed journal literature and other relevant information.
Work placement, internships or practicums