INTG2888 Wild Card–Interdisciplinary Approaches to Real World Problems

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Level 2 elective
This unit provides the opportunity to work collaboratively to find real world solutions for real world issues in an interdisciplinary team. Encapsulating the discipline areas of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, this project-based unit is a spark to foster global citizenship in all. Teams from diverse disciplines and across all academic year levels work collaboratively, supported and encouraged by their academic mentors to think creatively, both with regard to their learning and to the presentation of the project outcomes to the unit partners in community groups, industry or government. The unit offers enquiry-based learning, leadership training and develops valuable skills transferable to later studies and employment.
Students are able to (1) contribute productively to the efficient functioning of team discussions and project work; (2) identify feasible solutions to the allocated real world issue; (3) demonstrate creativity in the development of feasible solutions to the real world issue; (4) explain how the interdisciplinary knowledge in the team assisted the development of feasible solution; and (5) demonstrate the ability to conduct community engagement activities using appropriate approaches.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective journal; (2) group presentation; and (3) digital diary. 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)
Professor Philip Hancock
Unit rules
completion of at least eight units (48 points)
Approved quota: 40—application assessed on academic merit
Contact hours
workshops: 21 hours
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.