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AIS201 - International Studies @ Work

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Katherine Barrand
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in A306, A326, A326S, D323, or D338

Prerequisite:

For students who commenced their course prior to 2012: Completion of at least two units at Level 1

For students commencing from 2012: AIS101 and [ALW117 or AIX117]

Please note that these prerequisites cannot be waived

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 to 2-hour online seminar per week

Content

The primary aim of this unit is to guide and assist students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Studies in making informed decisions about their study and subsequent work-career options, and to help them identify and develop key employability skills and attributes. As such, the unit is concerned with career development learning, and encompasses four main elements: self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision-making, and transition learning. Drawing directly on the experiences and insights of representatives from industry we look at career opportunities and related developments in the field of international studies, ranging from the government sector and private enterprise, through to non-government organisations both within Australia and overseas.

We consider what is involved in establishing your ‘profile’ and gaining an edge when it comes to securing a job and laying the foundations for a career, and work with students in developing their own e-portfolios. We also address a range of key workplace skills and attributes, including presenting information (oral, visual), report writing, teamwork, undertaking different types of research, and analysing information.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Approach in a systematic manner the task of learning about work opportunities and professional contexts in occupations and industries relevant to the course

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Demonstrate an awareness of yourself as a future professional and the ability to think strategically and plan proactively in terms of realising professional and career goals

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3

Appreciate the importance of diverse forms of communication to professional life and recognise the relationship between purpose, audience and form of communication

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO4

Reflect critically upon the development of student skills and capabilities and be able to identify appropriate avenues and actions to further enhance these

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

ULO5

Demonstrate an understanding of different approaches to research data collection, be able to identify and employ different research sources, and present effectively various forms of information

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO6

Recognise the role and potential importance in terms of your own professional development of communities of practice in acquiring and sharing knowledge, promoting learning, and building and maintaining relationships

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Presentation   20% Week 4
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Class/Online Exercises 1600 words 40% Week 7
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Report 1600 words 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIS201 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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