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University of South Australia
By studying Being and Belonging: Culture and Identity, students will gain an insight into culture and its development over time, from historical theories to current examples.
The unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia, aims to help students to understand culture and its historical evolution, before considering the effects of culture on the development of self and specific personality traits in an individual.
The proliferation of media and technology and their recent effect on visual and social culture will also be considered. Students will complete the 13-week unit with the ability to identify, understand and appreciate aspects of culture in modern social environments, whilst having an understanding of the historical development of this culture.
The assessment of the unit is made up of one 2000 word essay (40%), a 2000 word journal (40%) and a 500 word review (20%).
Anyone can apply.
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant for other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Being and Belonging: Culture and Identity unit, the topics you will explore will be provided in your study materials.
This unit will give you an understanding of culture and how it has changed and been affected through time. It will also further your knowledge on developments in media and technology, and the influences of this on social and visual culture.
The unit's broad subject range means it has the potential to be a helpful basis for a number of different future career paths. Pursuing this 13-week program will help expand your knowledge of culture and its influences as well as inform your professional direction.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP or HECS-HLEP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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