Cultures and Diversity (8671.3)
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|Discipline Of Communication And Media||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 critically analyse the cultural influence on key contemporary international political, economic and social issues;
2. Understand the key arguments related to universalist and cultural relativist approaches to ethics, rights and justice;
3. Understand and critically engage with shifting notions and representations of cultural identity; and
4. Demonstrate a broad awareness and understanding of contemporary global issues from a cultural perspective.
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 - 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 - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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This unit covers material from a number of different disciplines. As such, there is no one textbook that adequately covers its themes. Weekly readings are available on the unit Canvas / Moodle site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
1. If assessment items are submitted after the due date and time without an approved extension, then they will be subject to the following penalties: 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day or part thereof, late; submissions over 7 days late will not be accepted.
2. You must contact the unit convenor to get approval for an extension before the due date (unless the situation makes this demand unreasonable).
3. You may be granted up to two (2) calendar days' extension with no documentation required. For this, the convenor will require an assurance from you that (a) you have made a reasonable attempt to complete the assessment item, and (b) something unexpected has delayed you.
4. If you require more than two (2) calendar days' extension, then you will need to supply appropriate documentation, such as a medical certificate, or counsellor's certificate. This documentation needs to be provided when you make your request for an extension.
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.
As per above
Inclusion and engagement
Note that you will need verification of your condition to register with Inclusion and Engagement.
Students should attend all classes and actively engage with unit content. As a guideline, students with less than 80% attendance are placing their studies at risk, as students with poor attendance will find it difficult to keep up with the workload.
Required IT skills
The ability to use internet browsers and basic word-processing ability. The ability to use the Library's databases and journals for research purposes.
For further information on costs please inquire at the College reception desk on Level B, Building 5
Work placement, internships or practicums
- UC College Trimester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (178824)
- UC College Trimester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (178812)
- Semester 1, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (176414)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (165619)
- Semester 1, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (165227)
- UC College Trimester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (161361)