School Of Education

Being a Child (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700272.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
102045 - Being a Child


Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor courses listed below must pass all College Preparatory units listed in the course structure before progressing to the Year Two units.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in extended diploma courses 7113 - Diploma in Arts Extended and 7114 - Bachelor of Arts Extended (WSTC First Year Program) must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory units listed in the course structure prior to enrolling in this University level unit.

About this Unit
From Term 2 2018 this unit replaced by 700289 - Contemporary Childhoods (WSTC). In this unit students will engage in an exploration of what it means to be a child in a postmodern world. Alongside questions of how gender, sexuality, ethnicity, 'race', language, class, ability and religion are constituted through a child’s identity, students will explore the notion of a child’s subjectivity. A child’s subjectivity is the conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions of the child, her sense of herself, her body and her way of understanding her relationship to the world. Building on this knowledge, students will also explore the four key child-environment identities of the physical child, the social child, the learning child and the natural child and by analysing a variety of scholarly and non-scholarly texts around the child’s body and behaviour will seek to reflect on a child’s individuality and emerging identity.

6017.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
7113.1Diploma in Arts ExtendedCONTINUING
7146.1Diploma in Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12CONTINUING


A7100.1WSTC Arts Extended Local Recent School LeaversCONTINUING
A7101.1WSTC Arts Extended International StudentsCONTINUING
A7102.1WSTC Arts Extended Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCONTINUING
A7202.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - Local Recent School LeaversCONTINUING
A7203.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCONTINUING
A7204.1WSTC Arts Extended - Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 - International StudentsCONTINUING

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