School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Social Sciences International PlacementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102174.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 40

101551 Understanding Society AND 101557 The Individual in Society AND 101900 Working with Communities AND 102170 People, Place and Social Difference AND 102170 People, Place and Social Difference AND 101555 Ethics in the Social Sciences AND 400337 Social Research Methods

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 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, 6027 Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies or 6030 Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management, completed a Working with Children Check (where relevant to the placement to be undertaken) and must have completed 160 credit points of study. Students enrolled in 1667, 1664 or 1733 must also have achieved a minimum GPA of 5. In addition to the prerequisites listed at least one of the Advanced core units.

About this Unit
From Spring 2019 this unit replaced by the suite of units 102723 - Social Sciences International Placement (1): Preparation for Placement, 102724 - Social Sciences International Placement (II): Placement and 102725 - Social Sciences International Placement (III): Post-placement Reflections (totalling 40 credit points). 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 semester-long placement with an international organisation in the community, not-for-profit or government sectors. The unit coordinator will partner students with an international organisation, and together with the host organisation 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. The work placement will provide students with invaluable experience working in social sciences related fields in cross-cultural contexts. In conjunction with the placement, students will be expected to complete pre-departure/pre-local placement coursework, training and assessment and a post-placement debrief session and assessment. Those students unable to undertake an internationally based placement for health or personal reasons should contact the Unit Coordinator at or before enrolment in this unit to discuss available options for being placed locally.

1664.4Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCONTINUING
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