WORK IN THE 21ST CENTURY

HUS2NGP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we explore the ever-shifting terrain of 21st century work. From big data and artificial intelligence, to the gig economy and the work-life collision, the nature and experience of work is changing rapidly. These wide-ranging socio-economic, cultural and technological changes have sparked debate about what we want the future of work to look like: Should we introduce universal basic income? Are there some jobs we shouldn't allow machines to do? In this subject we consider these questions about the future of work, investigate the current state of work, and look back to better understand the shift from industrial capitalism to a post-industrial society. We also reflect on the idea of vocation, the relationship between work and self-identity, and navigating careers in an era when work pathways are less linear and more 'flexible'.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFabian Cannizzo

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 45 credit points of Level 1 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify some of the key characteristics of 21st century work
02. Critically analyse a representation of work in the 21st century
03. Communicate effectively in a small group setting
04. Write a clearly structured, well-researched and well-presented essay
05. Demonstrate use of appropriate academic citation and referencing protocols

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFabian Cannizzo

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research Essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Class Presentation (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online activities (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFabian Cannizzo

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research Essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Class Presentation (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online activities (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFabian Cannizzo

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research Essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Class Presentation (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online activities (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFabian Cannizzo

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research Essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Class Presentation (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online activities (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFabian Cannizzo

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research Essay (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
Class Presentation (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online activities (1000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5