INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES STUDY TOUR

HUS3IST

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject provides for students in disciplines from the Humanities and Social Sciences from any campus, to undertake a structured international study tour, based in a city or series of cities where La Trobe has partner universities. The focus is on the history and development of aspects of these cities and the global forces that have shaped them as representing the story of many cities, their culture and role in the world. Students will examine the people, economy and urban form of these cities, from their origins, development in the industrial revolution, and transformation and development to the early twenty first century. Studies will focus on critical aspects of cities; culture, literature, history, demography, migration, politics, planning - through case studies, fieldwork, research, practical exercises and site visits. This subject involves in-depth thought, analysis and problem solving within a multidiscipline setting.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of the second year of a Bachelor degree in HuSS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HUS2IST

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available as part of an overseas student field visit. Issues of risk assessment and other university requirements will form part of the field work design. Students must demonstrate sufficient academic progress to the satisfaction of their course co-ordinator to enrol in this subject.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess and critically review the relationships between key elements in explaining the story of the city

Activities:
Essays, Class Discussion, Group Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Evaluate the role and significance of history, culture, literature, politics, society, community development and urban planning in understanding the contemporary setting of the city.

Activities:
Class discussion, Class Exercises, Fieldwork, Group Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Use fieldwork observations, site visits and research to identify and review critical elements in the development of the city and in explaining its current circumstances and challenges.

Activities:
Fieldwork, Structured Research, Essays, Class Excercises, Group Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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