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Subject details

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

  1. study skills such as time management and organisation and interpersonal communication
  2. academic skills including academic reading, writing, oral communication, critical thinking, critical analysis, essay planning, essay writing information seeking and management, and use of learning technologies (e.g. computers and libraries)
  3. conceptual understandings of: knowledge in the social sciences, the purposes and processes of change (personal and societal), and (c the roles of individuals and groups as agents of change
  4. attributes that promote success at university such as persistence, self-management and commitment.
    • Study skills
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Podcasting/Lecture capture

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

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English competence as per Murdoch University policy is a prerequisite requirement of this subject.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Need ability to record video and voice (this can be the inbuilt camera and microphone of their computer).

Knowledge in the Social Sciences: Understanding Social Change is the second subject in the FlexiTrack preparation course that qualifies you to apply directly for any undergraduate degree at Murdoch University that has an indicative ATAR of 70 or less. This subject consists of a series of engaging topics which introduce students to knowledge in the social sciences, exploring the concept of social change, building on academic skills such as critical reading, analysis, essay writing and referencing.

Please Note: This subject is only available for Domestic Students.

  • Summary and Critical Analysis (30%)
  • Fishbone Essay Plan (5%)
  • Critical Essay - social change agents (1250 words) (25%)
  • Reflective Blog (0%)
  • Module Reflective Video Learning Journal (5 minutes in total) (30%)
  • Multiple Choice Mini Quizzes (10%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbooks are not required.

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