GLOBAL ISSUES, LOCAL LIVES

SOC1GIL

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

Understanding how local contexts and lives are shaped by global processes is at the core of contemporary sociology. In this subject students choose one of four global challenges: either (1) migration and asylum, (2) gender inclusion and exclusion, (3) social and economic inequality, or (4) climate change, and consider its impact on their local community. Supported and yet self-guided online modules invite exploration and encourage critical reflection of the topic chosen. Face-to-face activities in workshops practice job-ready skills. This subject dealing with local aspects of global phenomena enables students, step-by-step, to conceive, refine and develop innovative responses to their chosen challenge. This subject addresses the La Trobe 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship' Essential by equipping you to understand and respond to the local expression and experience of global issues



 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject has been designed with the University's guidelines for cultural diversity and inclusive curriculum in mind. Students are encouraged to learn from, and engage with a diversity of views, drawing on content and readings from a wide range of resources. Interaction and shared reflection among students will be encouraged. Assessment criteria is made clear to students. Students will not be disadvantaged with respect to their culture, gender, socio-economic background or disability.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate the impact of global challenges on local communities

Activities:
Individual report, team video presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Apply the most appropriate job ready skill to create outcomes

Activities:
Seminar Workbook, team video presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Develop a range of innovative solutions to help solve a local issue

Activities:
Seminar Workbook, team video presentation, Individual report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

04. Demonstrate the ability to participate as part of a team and contributes to the creation of innovative solutions to a local issue.

Activities:
Seminar Workbook, team video presentation,
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual report (2,000 words equivalent)40 01
Seminar Workbook (1,000 Words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04
Team presentations (800 words equivalent)30 01, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual report (2,000 words equivalent)40 01
Seminar Workbook (1,000 Words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04
Team presentations (800 words equivalent)30 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual report (2,000 words equivalent)40 01
Seminar Workbook (1,000 Words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04
Team presentations (800 words equivalent)30 01, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual report (2,000 words equivalent)40 01
Seminar Workbook (1,000 Words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04
Team presentations (800 words equivalent)30 01, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual report (2,000 words equivalent)40 01
Seminar Workbook (1,000 Words equivalent)30 02, 03, 04
Team presentations (800 words equivalent)30 01, 03, 04