In an increasingly mobile world, many people are experiencing periods of time immersed in different cultural contexts, either as part of our work, study, volunteering or leisure. This unit provides you with theoretical and scholarly support for cultural immersion at the point of experiencing it in order to help deepen your understanding of yourself and of your new cultural context. Cultural immersion can be a potentially powerful transformative learning experience if undertaken with such support and can develop effective cultural competence skills and knowledge. As this unit explores cultural disruption, it is recommended you take this unit at the beginning of a cultural immersion experience. The unit content will help you to make sense of the disruption and support you in developing strategies and resources to facilitate cultural integration and the development of respectful cross-cultural relationships.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 4|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Group Work||50%|
|2. Reflective Practice Assignment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Group Work||•||•|
|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Group Work||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•||•||•|