This course enables you to gain advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in a specialist area. The course content and learning activities will contribute to your ability to: evaluate information to complete a range of activities; analyse, generate and provide solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems; transfer knowledge, skills and ideas in a variety of contexts and communicate these to others.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1||2hrs||Not applicable||Not Yet Determined|
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Evaluate a range of issues that will be addressed in this course in specific contexts||Knowledgeable|
|2||Apply critical thinking to analyse and resolve complex problems related to the discipline requirements covered in this course||Creative and critical thinker|
|3||Locate and evaluate primary and secondary sources to engage in conceptual and practical applications for the discipline||Empowered|
|4||Communicate in a variety of media to demonstrate critical dialogue and engagement in the discipline||Empowered|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Any prior knowledge will be determined in consultation with the Course Coordinator
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Describe how the course will include early assessment (not a substantive task) or a review that provides formative feedback on academic progress, including identfying the need for additional support. This feedback will be provided in the first third of the teaching weeks for the semester, trimester or session of the course. For example, in week 3 of this course a draft copy of your assessment will be peer reviewed in the your tutorial/workshop.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||2||Artefact - Creative||Group||50%||
2500 words equivalent
|All - Assessment Task 1:Journal|
The goal of this task is to evaluate a range of issues and apply critical thinking to analyse and resolve complex problems.
Your 2500 word journal will be developed during the course. You will be provided with regular feedback on your journal during class or via your course site. See Blackboard for details.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Multi-media resource|
The goal of this task is to demonstrate and communicate critical dialogue and engagement in the course materials
|Product:||Artefact - Creative|
You will develop a multi-media resource for use in your discipline. It will be the equivalent of 2500 words. Examples may include a video, webpage, narrated powerpoint presentation.See Blackboard for details.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying: The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4% The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct.
Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: - 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. - 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. - A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.
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