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

M1001 Australian Culture and Society

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.


General Course Infromation

Course Details

Course Code M1001
Course Australian Culture and Society
Term Semester 2
Level 1
Lessons 2
Available for Students enrolled in Australia path programs
Course Description 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.

Course Staff

Course Instructor: Monte Wynder

Course Timetable

Students will be noticed when the course is open.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand why it's important to study sociology;
  2. Understand why it's important to study Australian culture
  3. Identify and summarize the geographical, historical, and political background of Australian culture

Learning Resouces

This course may include additional learning materials from the instructor. You may find them attached alongside your lesson videos.


Assessment

Policy on course assessment is based on the following four principles:

  1. Assessment must encourage learning activities and improve learning methods.
  2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
  3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable.
  4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

Assessment Summary

# Task Credit
1 Lesson Video 25
2 Assignments 50
3 Quiz 25

Assessment Detail

Assessment 1: Attendance

Credit: 25

Assessment on attendance is determined by the total viewing duration in a lesson. For example, to get 25 credits, a 40-minute long lesson video requires a minimum viewing duration of 160 minutes.

Assessment 2: Assignments

Credit: 50

Task: You need to complete a total of 10 questions which come in various forms, including but not limited to cloze, multiple choice, or TRUE/FALSE questions. You will have 3 opportunities to answer each question before your final submission.

Assessment 3: Quiz

Credit: 25

Task: You need to complete a total of 20 questions that are either standalone or under reading material(s). You will not have additional opportunities before your final submission.

Submission

  • Failure to submit: Failure to fufill course attendance requirements, or unable to submit an assignment or quiz on time may incur a fail grade.
  • Resubmission: of an assignment or a quiz after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
  • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request for a review from your program coordinator. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result.

Course Grading

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

Grade Mark Description
HD 90-100 High Distinction
D 75-89 Distinction
M 61-74 Merit
P 45-60 Pass
F 0-44 Fail
FNS Fail No Submission