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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will explore the influence of culture on both individuals and communities. You will develop the skills to analyse cultural impacts on thoughts, emotions, and behavioural processes though lectures on cultural psychology and tutorial exercises. This subject will also explore how to build culturally diverse yet cohesive communities by creatively applying the knowledge of cultural psychology, social psychology, and community psychology. Tutorial exercises will provide you with opportunities to explore how to put the basic knowledge into practice when considering issues concerning cultural diversity in communities. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world being able to recognise the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities - now and in the future.

(Subject suspended for 2021 as it only runs in even years)

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse everyday psychological processes and experiences using theories and concepts of community and cultural psychology.
02. Apply knowledge of cultural and community psychology to analyse and explore solutions for issues associated with cultural diversity in communities in Australia.
03. Identify the basic principles of professional ethics and cultural sensitivity when working with different cultural groups and culturally diverse communities.
04. Design and communicate a research project using knowledge of community and cultural psychology.

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