TRENDS IN MODERN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

BUS2TBS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In this interdisciplinary subject you will explore some of the most influential ideas and trends reshaping business and society, including: digitisation; globalization; and social enterprise.  This subject examines the effect of these ideas on business, society and the future of work. In doing so, your academic and communication skills will be extended.  This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential through an examination of the external, global context in which many businesses operate across international cultural, political and institutional boundaries. You will also examine the internal context which operates within many businesses involving communication and engagement with a diverse, multicultural group of stakeholders.  Not only will you enhance your communications skills, but you will also engage in thinking about and discussing the trends shaping society and the world of work into which you will soon graduate.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUS1BIB and BUS1BUF

Equivalent subjects BUS1BIB and BUS1BUF

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate various oral and written skills necessary to successfully communicate and engage with others in a multicultural university environment.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning class room activities Individual pre and post diagnostic communications tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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)

02. Recognise how culture impacts on communication so that you can select and employ context-appropriate communication strategies and critically reflect on your own communication practices.

Activities:
Enquiry based learning class room activities Peer feedback activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. Research, plan and structure an extended written discourse.

Activities:
Staged Individual written essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

04. Demonstrate your English language and critical thinking skills by contributing to the argument presented by your debating team.

Activities:
Classroom debate
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,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)

05. Engage with digital technologies, to source information and communicate with others using context appropriate communications strategies.

Activities:
LMS based learning activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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)

06. Examine the impact of the global economy on individuals and businesses locally.

Activities:
Case studies, discussions and essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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