INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES STUDY TOUR

HUS2IST

2017

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. In 2017, the tour will be based in Sheffield in the UK.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of the first year of a Bachelor degree in HUSS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HUS3IST

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 a B average overall. Students who do not meet this requirement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the subject coordinator.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and analyse key elements in the narrative and interpretation of the city (Sheffield) as representative of the industrialization and urbanization of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Activities:
Class discussion, reading/research, site visits, group presentation, essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply at least two of the following disciplinary approaches in examining the contemporary city/region: history, literary/cultural studies, politics, sociology, community development and urban planning.

Activities:
Essays, class discussion, group work, fieldwork, reading/research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Use fieldwork observations, site visits and research to identify and explain critical elements in the development of the city

Activities:
Fieldwork/site visits, class discussion, essays, group work and presentation, reading/research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to deliver an oral or multimedia group presentation.

Activities:
Group work and group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Reflect on how your individual learning has developed as a consequence of place-based study overseas.

Activities:
Fieldwork journal, class discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 26-30, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 26 - 30
One 28.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500 word background study and developed research proposal,complete before study tour is undertakenFeedback provided prior to leaving for study tour to feed forward into final research essay.20 01, 02
2,000 word equivalent presentation as part of a group report25 01, 02, 03, 04
1,250 word individual fieldwork reportFormative feedback feeds forward into both group work and final research essay.15 01, 03, 05
3,000 word essay40 01, 03

Bendigo, 2017, Week 26-30, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 26 - 30
One 28.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500 word background study and developed research proposal,complete before study tour is undertakenFeedback provided prior to leaving for study tour to feed forward into final research essay.20 01, 02
2,000 word equivalent presentation as part of a group report25 01, 02, 03, 04
1,250 word individual fieldwork reportFormative feedback feeds forward into both group work and final research essay.15 01, 03, 05
3,000 word essay40 01, 03

Melbourne, 2017, Week 26-30, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 26 - 30
One 28.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500 word background study and developed research proposal,complete before study tour is undertakenFeedback provided prior to leaving for study tour to feed forward into final research essay.20 01, 02
2,000 word equivalent presentation as part of a group report25 01, 02, 03, 04
1,250 word individual fieldwork reportFormative feedback feeds forward into both group work and final research essay.15 01, 03, 05
3,000 word essay40 01, 03

Mildura, 2017, Week 26-30, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 26 - 30
One 28.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500 word background study and developed research proposal,complete before study tour is undertakenFeedback provided prior to leaving for study tour to feed forward into final research essay.20 01, 02
2,000 word equivalent presentation as part of a group report25 01, 02, 03, 04
1,250 word individual fieldwork reportFormative feedback feeds forward into both group work and final research essay.15 01, 03, 05
3,000 word essay40 01, 03

Shepparton, 2017, Week 26-30, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 26 - 30
One 28.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500 word background study and developed research proposal,complete before study tour is undertakenFeedback provided prior to leaving for study tour to feed forward into final research essay.20 01, 02
2,000 word equivalent presentation as part of a group report25 01, 02, 03, 04
1,250 word individual fieldwork reportFormative feedback feeds forward into both group work and final research essay.15 01, 03, 05
3,000 word essay40 01, 03