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SOCL19066 - Community Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The aim of this unit is to allow students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the theories and concepts behind different approaches to community. These concepts and ideas will be used to inform a consideration of the role of qualitative methodologies in working with and researching communities, including the place of action research and participatory research. Processes that will be examined include community profiling and needs assessment, and specific methods that will be considered include focus groups and interviews. The unit includes a discussion of how identified research outcomes may lead to the development of community interventions, such as project or resource development. The unit concludes with a discussion of some of the key trends, issues and concerns in contemporary community discourse. This unit will assist those that intend to work in community settings by fostering an understanding of the interplay between theoretical approaches, conceptual perspectives, and the methodological considerations needed to work appropriately and effectively with diverse communities

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Prerequisite: SOCL 11055

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2014

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2014

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
that I was able to contact the lecturer and have things explained if I didn't understand them. Assessments were returned on time with good feedback
Recommendation
This style of learning and teaching pedagogy will continue to be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
I think the freedom of applying the assessments to fields or areas in which I am interested in was amazing and definitely helped me grasp the concepts easier.
Recommendation
This course comes from the Sociology discipline, where we encourage critical and independent thinking. The course is designed with that in mind, while still engaging the students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
I think everything was fine!
Recommendation
Happy students, happy lectrurer, happy supervisor, happy university.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
I think Wendy's feedback has really helped me learn and if I need to speak or clarify things with Wendy she is willing to hear my concerns.
Recommendation
This style of learning and teaching pedagogy will continue to be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
Maybe have the powerpoint presentations available for printing.
Recommendation
This is a good point and will be done beginning in 2015.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
The readings are very focussed. As I study for the quiz I realised how much I missed in weeks 4 and 5. Don't know how I didn't take it all in the first time. The point is that the readings are really good and I've learnt that sometimes they are worth going over a second time, reading and taking in a bit more.
Recommendation
Readings have been chosen with care to reflect and enhance the topic for each week.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
The course resources have been highly relevant to the assessments and quiz. Wendy is a great lecturer, her positive and encouraging attitude has encouraged me throughout the term, the feed back she gives is exellent as it is very informative and done in such a positive manner that she realy encourages, and supports students, good on you Wendy.
Recommendation
As above. Happy students, happy lectrurer, happy supervisor, happy university.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
An online session about three weeks before each assignment is due would be a help. I wouldn't think that any more is needed,
Recommendation
A Blackboard Collaborate session will be considered in the future to fill this gap.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the way community is a complex and debated concept as well as a real entity
  2. Critically examine the trends and issues in contemporary community issues
  3. Conceptualise a range of theories and perspectives that offer important insights into what community is and help us to formulate frameworks for community studies
  4. Begin to develop practical skills necessary for undertaking community analysis
  5. Develop an ability to identify the issues that are central to any particular community
  6. Develop a sensitivity to ethical issues, and a commitment to appropriate professional standards, in relation to community analysis
  7. Develop an awareness of the knowledge and skills relevant for understanding community, and undertaking community analysis, in ways that (if appropriate to your work) will enhance policy formulation, decision making and professional practice more generally

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)