Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject enables you to go beyond the university to start to make a difference, or to be a difference. Ordinarily following on from HUS2ACT or HUM2SLC, this subject offers you opportunities to implement, under supervision, a plan to address in the community beyond the university the topic you identified in HUS2ACT or HUM2SLC. Actual community action may only commence, after prior approval is given by the subject coordinator. You can approach the subject from any theoretical or applied perspective. As co-authors of this subject, you determine the issue mattering to you and you suggest ways of bringing it to public attention. Through the case-based learning in this subject, students practise advocating for and defending their analyses, as well as practising communicating persuasively in public settings. This subject also explores social, political and cultural contexts that shape public engagement with change and activism. You apply your skills to a project of constructive community activism and engagement. You will also assess the effectiveness of what you said and did.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesTwo Short Community-Facing Texts. Event Management Plan. Report on the Event Evaluating the Event. Seminar discussion and feedback.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be in penultimate year of study, have passed HUM2SLC or HUS2ACT, have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60, or else by subject coordinator's approval after submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents who commence community activism prior to obtaining the approval of the subject coordinator may be disbarred from the subject. Students may be required (at their own expense) to have a Working with Children Check.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Draw up a combined event-management and community-action plan which includes a plan for how you will respond to conflicting viewpoints.
02. Implement a community action plan which is based explicitly on your research into your topic, issue, or concern.
03. Write and present or disseminate at least two different texts or multimedia objects addressing the audience you want to reach.
04. Develop and implement a plan to collect community feedback or participant evaluations during or after your community action event.

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