GLOBAL ISSUES, LOCAL LIVES

SOC1GIL

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Globalisation is a major social force with wide-reaching consequences. The process of globalisation has had dramatic effects on our social, cultural and economic landscapes and its effects are both complex and politically charged. Each week, we draw on a range of case studies to illustrate the increasingly interconnected nature of the contemporary world to help us understand how local contexts and lives are shaped by global processes and how these processes are resisted.


 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Adapt sociological theories, concepts and evidence to the analysis of local and global issues

Activities:
Essay, seminar worksheets and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Evaluate the impact of global challenges on local communities

Activities:
Essay, presentation worksheet and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)

03. Present a complex sustained written argument exploring the impact of globalisation from a sociological context

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Demonstrate the ability to participate as part of a team to produce a presentation on a global issue impacting a local community

Activities:
Team presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major Essay (1600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
Seminar Worksheets (1,000 Words equivalent)30 01, 02
Team presentation (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation worksheet (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major Essay (1600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
Seminar Worksheets (1,000 Words equivalent)30 01, 02
Team presentation (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation worksheet (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major Essay (1600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
Seminar Worksheets (1,000 Words equivalent)30 01, 02
Team presentation (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation worksheet (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major Essay (1600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
Seminar Worksheets (1,000 Words equivalent)30 01, 02
Team presentation (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation worksheet (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaulina Billett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major Essay (1600 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03
Seminar Worksheets (1,000 Words equivalent)30 01, 02
Team presentation (800 words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Presentation worksheet (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03