NEXT GENERATION PROFESSIONALS: THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, YOUR CAREER AND YOU

HUS2NGP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In HUS2NGP, the focus is on you and your future as an educated professional person. We connect your studies and work-life experience to your career aspirations. The subject helps you reflect on the career potential of both your academic skills and intellectual interests. We explore ways of applying learning in your preferred discipline to the world of professions and careers, as distinct from mere paid work. In and out of class, you undertake research investigating both what it means to learn in your preferred discipline, and the so-called soft skills and employability capabilities integral to graduate careers. Using the La Trobe career dashboard, you will explore careers and vocations as you consider your identity as an educated person engaging with changing work practices and contexts. You script and produce a Minute-Me podcast pitching yourself. You also create a multimedia project showcasing you and your skills and knowledge gained in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The skills and experiences offered in this subject help you build a foundation for a fulfilling professional life.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 45 credit points including HUS1FAS,.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is the second-year degree-core subject in the Bachelor of Arts, or in any combined degree including a Bachelor of Arts. All Bachelor of Arts students must pass this subject. In order to enrol in this degree core subject, students must first have completed the 15-credit-point first-year core subject in the Bachelor of Arts, HUS1FAS.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMindset: The New Psychology of Success: How we can Learn to Fulfill Our PotentialPreliminaryCarol S. DweckRandom House, Ballantine Books, Updated edition, 2016

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Extend capacities for critical thinking and creative problem-solving through examining your existing mindsets and thinking.

Activities:
1. Interview and Essay 2. Minute-Me Podcast and Vocation Statement 4. Career dashboard and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Reflect on expertise in research through identifying thresholds of thinking characteristic in your selected discipline, the so-called soft skills required in your preferred vocation and changing employment contexts

Activities:
1. Interview and Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate effective multimedia communication skills, including speaking and writing, in ways which will connect with public/employer audiences.

Activities:
1. Interview and Essay 2. Minute-Me Podcast and Vocation Statement 3. Multimedia Project 4. Career dashboard and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Develop personal/professional skills, including autonomy and independence, adaptability and ethical behaviour and demonstrate an understanding of professional codes of conduct

Activities:
1. Interview and Essay 2. Minute Me Podcast and Vocation Statement 4. Career dashboard and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Widen teamwork, leadership and group skills through workshop and online activities, including giving peer feedback

Activities:
2. Minute-Me Podcast and Vocation Statement 3. Multimedia Project 4. career dashboard and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Block Mode Week: 22 - 22
One 3.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A festival of multimedia projects on all campuses in week 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay Plan and Essay (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Minute-Me Podcast and Vocation Statement (1,000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
Multimedia Project (1,500-word equivalent)Students may be expected to share their preliminary and final versions of their multimedia projects in the seminar. Selected presenters may be invited to reprise their projects in a common forum or practicum.30 02, 03
Online activities and entries to La Trobe's Career Development Dashboard (500 words equivalent)20 01, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Block Mode Week: 22 - 22
One 3.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A festival of multimedia projects on all campuses in week 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay Plan and Essay (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Minute-Me Podcast and Vocation Statement (1,000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
Multimedia Project (1,500-word equivalent)Students may be expected to share their preliminary and final versions of their multimedia projects in the seminar. Selected presenters may be invited to reprise their projects in a common forum or practicum.30 02, 03
Online activities and entries to La Trobe's Career Development Dashboard (500 words equivalent)20 01, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Block Mode Week: 22 - 22
One 3.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A festival of multimedia projects on all campuses in week 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay Plan and Essay (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Minute-Me Podcast and Vocation Statement (1,000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
Multimedia Project (1,500-word equivalent)Students may be expected to share their preliminary and final versions of their multimedia projects in the seminar. Selected presenters may be invited to reprise their projects in a common forum or practicum.30 02, 03
Online activities and entries to La Trobe's Career Development Dashboard (500 words equivalent)20 01, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Block Mode Week: 22 - 22
One 3.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A festival of multimedia projects on all campuses in week 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay Plan and Essay (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Minute-Me Podcast and Vocation Statement (1,000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
Multimedia Project (1,500-word equivalent)Students may be expected to share their preliminary and final versions of their multimedia projects in the seminar. Selected presenters may be invited to reprise their projects in a common forum or practicum.30 02, 03
Online activities and entries to La Trobe's Career Development Dashboard (500 words equivalent)20 01, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Block Mode Week: 22 - 22
One 3.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A festival of multimedia projects on all campuses in week 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay Plan and Essay (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04
Minute-Me Podcast and Vocation Statement (1,000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04
Multimedia Project (1,500-word equivalent)Students may be expected to share their preliminary and final versions of their multimedia projects in the seminar. Selected presenters may be invited to reprise their projects in a common forum or practicum.30 02, 03
Online activities and entries to La Trobe's Career Development Dashboard (500 words equivalent)20 01, 03, 04, 05