Unit

School Of Social Sciences

Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for PlacementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102723.2

Discipline: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Nichole Georgeou


Prerequisite

Students enrolled in courses 1664 and 6030 must complete the following pre-requisites: 101551 Understanding Society and 101900 Working with Communities and 102170 People, Place and Social Difference and 102386 Sustainability, Tourism and Place and 101599 Heritage and Tourism and 101905 Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective

Students enrolled in all other courses must complete the following pre-requisites: 101551 Understanding Society and 101557 The Individual in Society and 101900 Working with Communities and 102170 People, Place and Social Difference and 101555 Ethics in the Social Sciences and 400337 Social Research Methods.

Students enrolled in course 1733 must complete the following pre-requisites: 101551 Understanding Society and 101557 The Individual in Society and 101900 Working with Communities and 102170 People, Place and Social Difference and 101555 Ethics in the Social Sciences and 400337 Social Research Methods PLUS one of the following Advanced core units: 200855 Leadership in a Complex World Or 102211 Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking Or 102212 Internship and Community Engagement Or 102250 Ethical Leadership.

Corequisite
102724 Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 1667 Bachelor of Social Science; 1733 Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced); 1790 Bachelor of Anthropology; 1664 Bachelor of Tourism Management; 1735 Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies, 6023 Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social Science, 6027 Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies or 6030 Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management. Students enrolled in 1667, 1664, 1733, 6023 or 6030 must have achieved a minimum GPA of 5 in order to enrol. All students must also have completed 160 credit points of study.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 2H  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  
2021 2H  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully undertake a placement abroad, or in the case of those students who need to undertake a local placement, an organisation in Australia that is focused on international development. To this end, to prepare students for 102724 Social Sciences International Placement (II) the unit examines issues of sustainability and the political and ethical dimensions of volunteering, development and/or fieldwork. It interrogates the rise of volunteering and learning for development abroad experiences, and provides opportunities for students to reflect on their own part in this growth ‘industry’. Workshops and online activities will cover practical topics such as health and wellbeing, and living and working in development contexts. They will also provide students with opportunity to learn more about their placement country and/or organisation and to begin developing skills in intercultural communication and interaction, ethnographic observation and reflexivity.


Courses
1664.5Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCONTINUING
1664.6Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCONTINUING
1664.7Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCURRENT
1667.4Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1733.1Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced)CURRENT
1735.1Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development StudiesCURRENT
1790.1Bachelor of AnthropologyCURRENT
6023.1Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
6027.1Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development StudiesCURRENT
6030.1Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCURRENT


Specialisations

M1095.1Humanitarian Preparedness and ResponseCURRENT
M1096.1Human Rights, Protection and DevelopmentCURRENT




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