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SS3000 - Tropical Futures: Social Science at Work

Credit points:03
Year:2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by:School of Arts & Social Sciences

Available only to students enrolled in their final year of their BSocSc degree

This subject is only available to students who are completing the final year of a Bachelor of Social Science. This social science 'capstone' subject provides integrated learning opportunities for students to reflect upon, consolidate and integrate the knowledge and research skills gained during the degree. The subject also prepares students for future work as social scientists by offering them 'authentic' research projects related to social life in the tropics. Students look back over their undergraduate curriculum and prepare for careers in a changing global environment. The subject is not only reflective and integrative, but also future-focused, offering opportunities for 'real world' preparatory experience in social science research work.

Learning Outcomes

  • reflect upon and integrate knowledge and skills gained as social science undergraduates;
  • reflect upon capabilities and qualities learned throughout the undergraduate course and employ these effectively in the management of future career and personal development;
  • conceive, plan, and execute a high quality social science research and/or creative capstone project;
  • practice research ethics and professional work habits by applying multi-disciplinary based social science knowledge to design a problem solving strategy;
  • employ writing and other communication skills relevant to social science research and professional practice.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject students must have successfully completed 48 credit points of L1 and L2 tertiary level study.
Prerequisites:Restricted to students enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor of Social Science and who have successfully completed 48 credit points at level 1 and 2.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator:Dr Simon Foale
Lecturers:Professor Rosita Henry, Dr Simon Foale, Dr Roger Wilkinson.
Contact hours:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Lecturials
  • 6 hours - Meetings with industry client/supervisor of research project
    Assessment:presentations (0% - 20%); review and summary (0% - 10%); social science job application and interview (0% - 20%); report based on authentic social science research conducted for an industry client (0% - 50%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 28-Aug-2014
    Coordinator:Dr Roger Wilkinson
    Lecturers:Professor Rosita Henry, Dr Simon Foale, Dr Roger Wilkinson.
    Contact hours:
    • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - Lecturials
    • 6 hours - Meetings with industry client/supervisor of Research Project
      Assessment:presentations (0% - 20%); social science job application and interview (0% - 20%); review and summary (0% - 10%); report based on authentic social science research conducted for an industry client (0% - 50%).