SVLG1006 Pathways to Citizenship

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Semester 1OnlineOnline
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Level 1 elective
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 classroom discussion as well as field trips 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.
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 pursued; (3) exercise self-awareness that supports deep and receptive listening, meaningful connection with others, and respectful collaboration; (4) identify and engage with key local, national and/or global organisations that support active citizenship; and (5) adopt methodologies that emphasise values of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation and contemplative journalling; (2) digital reflection; and (3) digital storying. 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)
Claire Dodd
Contact hours
approx. 20 hours
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:
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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.