Diploma and Bachelor Course Unit - Core
Credit points: 6 (out of a total of 144)
Mode of Study: Online and on-campus
Opening up possibilities for developing multidisciplinary knowledge and practice, ACAP draws on the 4 Disciplines in the College to develop three integrative units that are core to first-year Undergraduate courses. These inquiry-driven units lay the groundwork for engaging students with multidisciplinary thinking, discourse and initiative in their fields of endeavour and in their future profession/vocation.
This unit will introduce students the issues of living and working in a culturally diverse professional and social environment. We will examine interactions between our own and others’ personal cultural identities, and how these shape our experience of relationships personally and professionally. The unit provides students with an opportunity to explore, analyse and reflect on the cultural context in which you will study and practice your chosen profession, and to develop the foundational critical thinking and reflective skills required for this.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
a) Think critically, analyse, interpret, process and communicate information
b) Demonstrate an understanding of culture, cultural identity and cultural influence as an essential element of human behaviour, including wellbeing and relationships
c) Comprehend that constructions of ‘normality’ are culturally, socially and historically situated, and how their own cultural lens may impact on their personal and professional interactions with others
d) Critically explore how disciplines and professions and their associated theories and practices as constructed, with alternative views and perspectives in the context of cultural histories, practices and processes
The workload for this unit is 10 hours per week.
The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/
Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer to the Academic Misconduct Policy for full details.
Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.