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Focuses on teaching processes, content and skills that will equip students to teach social science subjects.
Students aiming to fill specialist social sciences teaching roles in senior secondary (Years 11 and 12) can elect to specialise in Ancient and Modern History, Politics or Economics. 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 ensure effective teaching and learning practices in secondary Humanities and Social Sciences. Units in this program address key social science understandings and provide the content knowledge, skills and values needed to address the demands and opportunities of Humanities and Social Sciences in secondary schools.
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Students are required to complete 10 Content units and 2 Curriculum units. Content units educate students in the subject area and Curriculum units explain how to teach the subject area to others.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|GEO1150||Geography and Environment: People, Pattern, Process||15|
|POL1104||Foundations of Politics and Government||15|
|CUR4210||Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation||15|
|Plus 1 unit from:|
|HIS1105 ^||World History||15|
|HIS1106 ^||Themes in Australian History||15|
|Plus 5 units from:|
|ACS2122 ^||Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment||15|
|GEO3123 ^||Physical Geography: Landforms and Landscapes||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|
|HIS3127 ^||Ancient Greece and Rome||15|
|POL2130 ^||Themes in Global Politics||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|
|POL2127 ^||Australian Government||15|
|POL3133 ^||Visionaries, Warmongers and Protesters: American Political History Through Film (1950-1975)||15|
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|HSS2130||Teaching and Learning in Humanities and Social Sciences||15|
|HSS2230||Planning for Senior Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences||15|
^ Core Option
Graduates will be eligible to seek employment in both government and non-government secondary schools teaching Humanities and Social Sciences.
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