Unit

School Of Social Sciences

Social Sciences International Placement (II): PlacementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102724.2

Discipline: STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 20

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
102723 Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for 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, and should seek medical clearance if they are to undertake placement in a developing country context. Students who have not been cleared for undertaking international placement may be able to undertake a local placement, pending medical clearance for local placement activities.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 2H  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 2H  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired during the first two years of their degree to a ‘real world’ setting. Students will undertake a 14 week internationally focused placement with organisations in, for example, the community, not-for-profit or government sectors. The unit coordinator will partner students with an international organisation, and together with the placement host(s) will jointly supervise the student. The work that students undertake during placement will vary, but may include: community visits, community consultation, development of educational programs, policy evaluation, research and report writing. Relevant activities may also be undertaken at another university in the placement country. The work placement will provide students with invaluable experience working in social sciences related fields in cross-cultural contexts. Prior to commencing the placement, students are required to complete pre-placement coursework (in co-requisite unit 102723 Social Sciences International Placement (I)). On return from placement the experience will be rounded out with the completion of 102725 Social Sciences International Placement (III). Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check, and medical clearance may also be required to undertake placement in a developing country, along with a Working With Children check for certain organisations. Those students unable to undertake an internationally based placement for health or personal reasons should contact the Unit Coordinator before enrolment in this unit to discuss available options for being placed locally. Students should also note that NSW Health facilities have further, specific requirements, and should seek advice from the Unit Coordinator.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

All students must also have completed a Working with Children Check. Students should also note that NSW Health facilities have further, specific requirements, and should seek advice from the Unit Coordinator.


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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