Australian Culture & Society
M1001 Australian People & Society
M1001 Australian People & Society


  • Module: Australian Culture & Society
  • Unit Code: M1001
  • Instructor: Monte Wynder
  • Entry: Fall 2021, Fall 2022
  • Level: Level 1

Unit Overview

Sociology is a social science that focuses on society, human social behavior, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and aspects of culture associated with everyday life. Over the past decade, sociology and culture studies has generated numberous research interests. Having a proper understanding of sociology and its influence on our daily life is key to understand Australian culture.

The unit Australian Society introduce students to the concept and impact of sociology and the Hofstede Model of National Culture, and thus prepare students for future studies in the area. Students are expected to find it easier to accustomise themselves to the local culture when they arrive there.

Learning Outcome:

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • To understand why it's important to study sociology.
  • To understand why it's important to study Australian culture.
  • To explain what sociology is.
  • To identify and summarize the geographical, historical, and political background of Australian culture.
  • To explain what culture is, and why it's important.
  • To make formal comparison of culture between different countries by utilising the Hofstede Model of National Culture, including concepts like social orientation, power orientation, power-distance, individualism, collectivism, and masculinity.

Unit Tasks

  • Read and review the lesson study guide;
  • Watch the lesson videoss
  • Read, review, and complete the teaching note
  • Complete assignment 2, and review the answers
  • Take and complete the quiz test


Each lesson in this unit offers 100 credits, including:

  • 25 credits for video attendance.
  • 25 credits for completing teaching notes, 5 for each blank
  • 25 credits for completing multiple choice questions, 5 for each question
  • 25 credits for taking the quiz test, 5 for each question

Video Attendance

Credit Value Requirement
25 Watch more than 3 times
20 Watch more than 2 times
15 Watch more than 1 time
0 Watch less than 1 time
(including 1 time)

Lecture Notes

Credit Value Requirement
5 First answer is correct.
4.5 Second answer is correct.
4 Third answer is correct.
3 Third answer is incorrect

Multiple Choice

Credit Value Requirement
5 First choice is correct.
4.5 Second choice is correct.
4 Third choice is correct.
3 Third choice is incorrect


Credit Value Requirement
5 Choice is correct.
0 Choice is incorrect.