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SWK2040

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedSingapore Term 4 2010 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kerry Brydon

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to key sociological concepts that influence human development and behaviour. A range of areas will be examined including issues of the psychosocial person, the spiritual person and narrative approaches. Social institutions and structures that influence families and communities will be identified and examined.

This unit is intended to complement Introduction to human development A. Introduction to human development A offers a theoretical overview of human development whereas Introduction to human development B seeks to locate the human experience in the social context.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. explain the effects on individuals of their physical, social, emotional and political environments;

  1. identify and critique influences of gender, culture, sexuality and political structures on human experience; and

  1. present their knowledge in a range of ways including graphically, written and oral.

Assessment

Essay (2500 words): 50%
Essay (2000 words): 30%
class presentation: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Kerry Brydon