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Social Science Education Major  

The curriculum and the social science content units in this program will focus on pedagogy, content and skills that will equip graduates to teach into the young adolescence phase of schooling (Years 7 to 10). A major course of study in the Social Sciences (ancient and modern history, politics or economics) will enable a specialist teaching role in senior secondary (Years 11 and 12). Emphasis is given to inquiry based practical work, demonstrations, independent and co-operative group learning, whole class discussions and use of information communication technology to insure effective teaching and learning practices in secondary society and environment. Units in this program address key social science and pedagogic understandings and provide the content knowledge, skills and values needed to address the demands and opportunities of the society and environment learning area in secondary schools.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Students must complete 10 Major Content Study units and 2 Curriculum Major units.
Major Content Study Units
GEO1150 Geography and Environment: People, Pattern, Process 15
ECF1110 Economics I 15
POL1104 Foundations of Politics and Government 15
CUR2210 Curriculum Extension and Enrichment 15
HIS1105 World History 15
HIS1106 Themes in Australian History 15
Plus, select five units (75 credit points) from the following list:
ACS2122 Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment 15
ECF2210 Capital Markets II 15
ECF2211 National Economy II 15
GEO3150 Geography of Environmental Change: A Planet Transformed 15
HIS3101 Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice 15
HIS3102 War and Peace in the 20th Century 15
HIS3103 Drugs, Alcohol and Empire 15
HIS3104 Revolutionary Europe 1789-1871 15
HIS3105 Criminal Underworlds: Crime and Society Since 1800 15
HIS3106 The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary 15
HIS3124 The History and Sociology of Genocide 15
HIS3126 Conflict in Europe 1860-1990 15
HIS3127 Ancient Greece and Rome 15
HIS3136 History and Politics of Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Rim 15
POL3103 Terrorism 15
POL3106 Public Policy: Shaping Nations 15
POL3109 China: The Rise of a Global Power 15
POL3110 Global Politics and the Environment 15
POL3124 Hitler and Stalin: Studies in Power, Ideology and Propaganda 15
POL3127 Australian Government 15
POL3130 Themes in Global Politics 15
POL3133 Visionaries, Warmongers and Protesters: American Political History Through Film (1950-1975) 15
Curriculum Major Units
SSE2130 Teaching and Learning Society&Environment 15
SSE2230 Planning for Senior Secondary Society&Environment 15
NOTE: Students should strictly adhere to the Course Plan for Social Science Education to ensure that they complete their units in the correct semester of study.

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012