Class format: There will be:
· 7 x 3-hour workshops on campus (Workshop timetable below)
· A placement of approximately 70-80 hours duration (approx. one day per week x 10 weeks), undertaken within a student team or individually working on a project devised in negotiation with the course convenor for a social change organisation;
· Preparation of placement-related presentation and report tasks, including meetings and communications, approximately 60 hours (4 hours a week x 15 weeks);
· Preparation of individual reading reflection and final reflection tasks, approximately 60 hours (4 hours a week x 15 weeks);
· Related independent reading and research development tasks, approximately 60 hours (4 hours a week x 15 weeks).
As this is a professional skills development course, it is essential for students to participate in all components of the unit.
According to Senate Guidelines, there should be 3 hours of nominated activity per credit point per week per semester (15 weeks = 13 teaching weeks + 2 recess weeks). This is based on the Senate's resolution, that students are expected to work on private study, completion of assignments, etc, in the two-week mid-semester break and that this work counts in the workload of a unit
Technologies used in this course: Important information about the weekly topics, course readings and assessment are all available on the course iLearn page. If you do not have access, please contact IT help. You are required to check iLearn and your student email regularly for course updates and communications.
Recommended and further readings for each week are available through ilearn and the course e-reserve page via the library website.
What has changed: This is a new 6 cpt unit which expands the previous 3 cpt offering, SOC351. Substantial revisions of that unit include expanded hours for the placement and associated project work, as well as new topics and assignments reflecting the focus on participatory action research methods.