The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Australia

Available Courses

Environment and Society is an introduction to physical and human geography. The course has a special focus on the interaction of natural and social systems as well as the problems that arise in environmental quality, resources depletion and urbanisation pressures. The response of societies to counteract the implacts are discussed and are brought into a planning and management perspective. The course offers Sustainability & systems concepts; global & Australian climates & land systems; human population & natural resource implications; characteristics of & human impacts on forest, rangeland, farmland, river, coast & city systems.

This course explores the historical, cultural, social and environmental issues, and recent policy initiatives related to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In lectures and tutorials, we will together explore effective and progressive approaches for building and maintaining wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the life course. We will hear from a range of Aboriginal and also Torres Strait Islander Peoples who have expertise and experience in the topics we will explore.

This course explores the significance of design in shaping user experience. It focuses on the capacity of design to engage human behaviours that can imbue forms and spaces with new cultural meanings. Spatial and programmatic studies are undertaken of contemporary settings where design can be used to activate experience. Learning is undertaken in a collaborative studio setting where students will develop a sensibility for the visual and spatial in design.

This course introduces students to the main concepts and theories in intercultural communication. It focuses on diversity not only among cultures, but also within cultures and within our social interaction, both verbal and non-verbal. The topics covered in the course include high- and low-context cultures, acculturation patterns, microcultures, identities, language and thought, politeness and various forms of non-verbal communication.

This course explores the nature of everyday thinking. Why people believe weird things, how to deal with opinion change, and why expectations and emotions skew our judgements. We examine and debate topics such as subliminal persuasion, paranormal phenomena, alternative medicine, placebos and miracles. You will learn how to evaluate claims, understand why we consistently make the same kinds of “irrational” mistakes, and how to make better decisions.

This post-semester program aims to support students to understand the tools, skills and mindset to think and act like an entrepreneur, and to walk them through the process of building a business idea from ideation to pitch.

*Extra fee applies.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the nature of scientific data and the subsequent need for statistical analysis. You will develop your statistical expertise and critical judgement in scientific studies, including an awareness of ethical issues in research and analysis. You will learn about the different types of data and how each can be visualized and summarized, and how you can make conclusions and predictions from the statistical analysis. You will also see that these statistical tools are based on simple mathematical ideas and associated assumptions.

The course includes: Analysis of scientific data and experiments: Design of experiments and ethical research; Data modelling and management; Exploratory data analysis; Randomness and probability; Statistical analysis including linear regression, analysis of variance, logistic regression, categorical data analysis, and non-parametric methods.

Designing changes circumstances for the better. In any existing context where people have a goal to change something, the factors they choose to wrangle and the ways they choose to do this help to shape their solution. Designing almost always starts with a problem, or at least a problematic situation. This situation sits within the context of the problem, and is affected by a range of social, economic, cultural, political, environmental, etc factors. A designer notices these factors in different ways and to varying degrees depending on the problem. Designing is a goal-directed activity, albeit with a goal that may not be clear at the outset. As a designer begins grappling with a problem/situation they begin to think of ways it might be solved using available or to-be-discovered materials, methods, and technologies. Ideas and judgements about how best to appropriate contextual factors to build solutions to an identified problem, using selected methods and materials, are exercised in pursuit of a/the solution. There is often oscillation between the problem as firstly described, the contextual factors prioritised, and the means of producing a solution. Each of these oscillations is heuristic – it allows the designer to learn more about the problem in the pursuit of a solution. Each attempt at solving the problem teaches the designer something about it and builds capacity for improving the solution. Ideas for ways to solve problems are the embedded in all kinds of histories. Many of these ideas can be adapted in the face of a new problem in a different context. Imagination and judgement are required to develop these adaptations. The best ways to resolve context, materials, and methods to provide a ‘good’ solution are learned over time and with practice.

Introduction to organisational behaviour, developing understanding of employee personalities & attitudes, motivation & leadership, power, group dynamics & culture on employee attitudes & behaviour.

This introductory course is designed to introduce you to some of the core theories and concepts in the study of Organisational Behaviour.  The course will cover historical theories and concepts as well as those most recent developments applicable to contemporary organisations. Seminars and tutorials will include case studies, role plays, videos, team-building activities, and small group discussion designed to facilitate collaboration and critical discussion. The assessment items in this course are designed to help you to develop a high level of communication and critical thinking skills, as well as experience working in a diverse team.

This course is designed to encourage you to examine and critically assess the relationship between the media and society. You will study how media and cultural industries shape our experience of the world. The course examines how media are used to represent the world and exercise power in society. Critical attention is given to the meaning-making, participatory and data-processing capacities of media.

This course will introduce you to contextual communication skills, specifically a theoretical and practical understanding of some communication skills and their application in conflict management, impression management, romantic communication, the communication of criticism and inter-cultural communication. It is designed to give you a basic working competence in communication skills and an understanding of their appropriate use in interpersonal contexts.

Kompleks Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi. Gedung D Lantai 18, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Pintu Satu, Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia 10270

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