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Knowledge of the evolving digital “grammar” of video production, broadcasting, news reporting, advertising, and social media is a powerful literacy that is essential for media communication professionals of the future. This “hands on”, project-based unit provides you with a collaborative learning space where you can combine analytical skills in digital literacy with practical skills in media production to develop digital fluency. You will work in small groups to create a digital storytelling project that reflects on an aspect of media communication of relevance to the digital age. You will also have opportunities for self-initiated learning and individual assignments.

How can we understand and address the interlinked global challenges of environmental degradation, economic inequality, and population growth? ˜The geography of global challenges is an introductory unit in Human Geography that grapples with these questions, offering an insight into the relationships between human societies and their natural, rural, industrial and urban environments – including the study of how humans impact on the natural environment. The unit examines how patterns of environmental change, population dynamics, and economic development processes intersect to create some of the most pressing global challenges of our time. It introduces you to theories and methods to make sense of this complex world and to critically engage with efforts to address our shared global challenges.

The unit introduces you to a selection of the most pressing challenges facing the contemporary world, economic, political and social. Topics include global health and disease; crisis, conflict and disaster; environment, cities and sustainability; and global commerce, technology and consumption.

Literature is often seen as an aspect of a specific culture, but some of the world’s most memorable and significant literary works are about journeys between cultures and the crossing of boundaries beyond one’s own cultural horizons. This unit is an investigation of a number of key literary and cultural texts that explore concepts of cultural difference and offer insights into diverse cultural environments. These texts produce new and provocative ways of looking at how humans have negotiated and continue to negotiate cultural identities in, transnational and global contexts. This unit offers you the opportunity to study a range of texts that bring to light connections between and among cultures.

The unit introduces you to practical and theory-based approaches to understanding and applying professional and social intercultural skills. The unit draws together domestic and international students and provides a platform for you to learn together and from each other. You will participate in a series of interactive learning activates and workshops to better understand the nature of ‘culture’, the value of intercultural skills, and the strategies to apply these skills. The unit engages with the internationalised workplace in Australian and in international contexts. For assessment, you will undertake smaller group tasks, building toward an Intercultural Industry event held at the end of semester.

The unit examines basic concepts of intercultural communication: face and politeness in language; the relation between cultural values and discourse; cultural variation in speech acts, turn taking rules and formulaic patterns; cultural differences in the organization of written and spoken discourse; and examines their interaction in intercultural communication in the global context. Case studies drawn from a wide variety of cultures will provide opportunities to examine language use in light of broader cultural, political and social issues such as stereotyping and discriminatory language, cultural expectation and attitudes, cultural awareness training, language reform and policies.

Critical thinking skills are useful in a wide variety of professions, including law, business, computer science, medicine, as well as in everyday life. What is the best way to construct, articulate and represent an argument? How do we distinguish real news from “fake” news? Should we believe what our doctors, mechanics, or financial advisors tell us, just because they are experts in their fields? By addressing questions like these, we will examine several methods of effective reasoning. We will also examine the ways in which reasoning can go wrong. If you successfully complete the unit you will be able to evaluate evidence, critique arguments, and use these abilities in a wide variety of situations, both in and beyond the classroom.

This unit provides basic fundamental and practical aspects of resources engineering and introduces the activities which are involved in a resources engineering project. Resources engineers improve and maintain the sustainability of the earth’s resources through efficient design and application of technology. The unit highlights the key concepts associated with the resources industry through two modules, including mining and renewable energy, and demonstrates the strong link between the mining and renewable energy sectors.
The unit includes optional field trips, one during the mid-session break and another one towards the end of the semester so that students can observe the practical aspects of resources engineering and better understand the works that are involved in a resources operation. The field trips include both renewable energy and mining operations These are important as resources engineering is a practice-oriented field in which both fundamentals and practice must be used in an integrated manner for successful outcomes.

This unit provides Interactive media students with foundation skills relevant to all other Interactive media major units. This unit covers the basics of information graphic, digital graphic and motion graphic editing and introduces the fundamentals of web production with CSS and HTML 5. The unit content will introduce students to some of the key conceptual, technical and craft issues related to digital media production, and give them the opportunity to create media products based on their own practice based research.

The unit examines the foundation and structure of the institutions and processes of the Australian legal system, including legal practice as a distinctive element within the Australian legal process. It introduces the sources of authoritative law – statutes, delegated legislation and judicial precedents. A case series is used to demonstrate the evolution of the common law within the constraints of the doctrine and practice of precedent. The unit provides foundational knowledge and skills in the interpretation of judicial precedents and legislation and their application in legal problem-solving. Students develop fundamental skills in legal research and legal writing.

This interactive unit examines principles and practices of leadership which are vital for aspiring leaders of the future. Through a personal portfolio of leadership concepts, character, and competencies, you will develop your potential for growth as strategic leaders of the 21st century organisations. Inspiring stories of leadership successes and failures from exemplary leaders in the past and present will guide your leadership journey to find your own authentic voice. A plethora of cutting-edge leadership materials (research articles, movies and videos, case studies, role-plays, games, self-assessments) will also be featured weekly to enhance your learning experience.

In this unit you will explore how organisations influence and in turn are influenced by the societies in which they are situated. To do this, you will be introduced to two lenses for understanding organising and its relations to society: the mainstream and critical perspectives. Where a mainstream perspective largely focuses on improving organisational performance and creating effective processes, a critical perspective challenges both the aims and equity of the mainstream approach. Through the two perspectives, the unit examines several different organisational phenomena exploring a range of ethical, social and cultural challenges confronting organisations and society today. Assessments will encourage you to consider multiple sources of knowledge (academic literature, pop culture, and case studies) and to articulate your knowledge both in written text and visually.

This unit introduces the business strategy to non-commerce, as well as, commerce majors who seek to be future entrepreneurs/business leaders, providing economic tools and analysis for establishing, sustaining or growing a business. Using a lecture and case study workshop approach with the textbook, online resources, guest speakers and videos, this unit will explore and develop an understanding of all the factors that influence the success of a business. A starting point of this unit will be the definition of a market. It will explore issues of price/demand determination, pricing sensitivity, economic costs and the impact of the business environment. Moving ahead the unit will study the effect of industry-wide factors (such as monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition) and economy-wide factors (such as economic growth, inflation, interest rates and foreign exchange rate) on the business performance and competition strategy.

In this unit, we ask you to think about the vast and growing inequities in health that exist across the world and the challenges for people living in developing countries. We explore their underlying causes including: globalisation, transnational trade, tourism, rapid development, social and political transitions, climate change, violence and insecurity. Using research reports and field experience from practical projects, we examine the wider context for working in international settings as well as the issues faced by Indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees. We explore our responsibilities as ‘global citizens’ and we challenge you to think about ways you could make a difference.

Climate change is a key global challenge for modern society. It will affect all natural and human systems and has far-reaching consequences for society. Responding to the effects of climate change will require international and interdisciplinary approaches. This unit provides the scientific background to climate change, and it assesses the environmental and societal impacts, and community and political responses to climate change. Starting from the basic principles and processes that define and govern the Earth’s climate, the unit explores how the different spheres on Earth interact to produce the rich past and current variability of climate in space and time. It then highlights how human influences are shaping the future of the Earth’s climate. Equipped with the essential scientific background, the unit will then investigate what options humankind has to respond to the economic, ethical and political challenges of climate change, including global and national governance models required to mitigate and adapt to its effects. The unit will provide you with the foundation and knowledge to respond to climate change challenges throughout their career, independent of their specific discipline.

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