UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SVLG1006 Pathways to Citizenship

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face2018
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 elective
Content Internationally, there is an emerging focus on citizenship as both 'active' and 'global', emphasising the importance of civic participation and responsibility in a complex and diverse world. This unit contextualises emergent approaches to citizenship against a cross-cultural history of the concept. Through a series of fieldtrips and incursions, it explores local and global possibilities for the exercise of citizenship, and it invites and supports students to explore and develop their own pathways to active citizenship.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) critically evaluate the concept of citizenship, including its historical and cultural meanings and emergent possibilities; (2) identify preferred pathways by which responsibilities as a citizen may be exercised; (3) identify and engage with key local, national and/or global organisations that support active citizenship; and (4) adopt problem-solving methodologies that emphasise values of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) class participation and workshop presentation; (2) reflective writing; and (3) applied project-work. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Chantal Bourgault du Coudray
Contact hours 5 x 4 hour workshops
Note This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.

Please visit the McCusker Centre for Citizenship website to understand more about how this unit intersects with the broader mission and activities of the Centre: http://www.mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au

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