Subject details

  • Topics
    • Values and Systems
    • Economic Systems
    • Political Systems
    • Cultural Beliefs and Values
    • Cultural Identity and Race
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Expression, Freedom and Attitudes
    • Heritage and Stewardship
    • Environment and Ethics
    • Resources and Sustainability
    • Technological Access and Economic Power
    • Communication, Creativity and Knowledge Sharing
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. illustrate the diverse and creative ways in which human activity is organised
  2. analyse the relationships between complex human systems
  3. examine the ways in which self and society are constructed
  4. explain the synergies and tensions between societal and individual freedoms and responsibilities.
  • Assignment 1 - Humanities Case Study (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (45%)
  • Assignment 3 - Audio-visual presentation (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject explores the interrelationships of people with and within systems. Students will explore themes related to society, culture, environment and technology and their reciprocal impacts. The subject seeks to develop students understanding of self as part of diverse and complex systems viewed through a critical lens.

Please Note: This subject cannot be used as credit towards a university degree. However, it is designed to enable students to qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree.

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