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IA2018 - Indigenous Australian World Views 2: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

[Not offered in 2012]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Indigenous Australian Studies

Available to undergraduate students who are eligible to take a level 2 subject.

This subject will examine cultural diversity in the workplace by exploring definitions of culture and the workplace through an investigation of historical, contemporary and 'future' contexts in both local and global scenarios. Discussion will focus on a number of relevant concepts including: cultural communication, cultural competence, cultural intelligence and cultural capital. Delivery includes on-line learning such as discussion board activities. In order to complete this subject students must have access to the World Wide Web. Students who do not have access to email should notify the Subject Co-ordinator.

Learning Outcomes

  • define the concepts of both culture and the workplace and determine how these feature as constituents of the socio-cultural fabric of Australian society and the broader global communities;
  • examine the complex nature of culture and the act of 'doing business' and the issues related to principles of inclusion, cultural intelligence, cultural competence, cultural capital and cultural collaboration;
  • present a case for Cultural Diversity aligned to a specific workplace;
  • analyse real and potential barriers to effective intercultural communication, including cultural shock, and cultivate an appreciation for cultural and communicative differences.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.