University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

EDUC 1008 - University Culture

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to University Preparatory Program or Wirltu Yarlu Preparatory Program students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Reflective Journal x 3; Gathering Cultural Knowledge Essay; Learning Mode Ethnography Essay; Academic discussion on Learning Mode Ethnography process

This course explores the University of Adelaide as a culture of its own, and places students as ethnographers or anthropologists of this culture through immersion. University is a place where people think, act and communicate differently to how they do in other contexts, and this course makes cultural expectations explicit as well as exploring the processes required to adjust to them. Most students should undertake this course as the first course in their University Preparatory Program. Students in this course have the opportunity to experience the usual university learning modes of the lecture and tutorial, and reflect upon their own prior and current experiences of learning with a view to establishing the goals they have for their own study. In particular, students undertake an ethnography task whereby they audit classes right across the University, not in order to gather content knowledge but to observe and analyse social interaction and modes of learning. This enables them to become familiar with the processes and expectations of university learning and plan their own learning in alignment with university culture

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25152 LE01 50 2 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 4 Nov Wednesday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21019 TU02 25 FULL 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 6 Nov Friday 11am - 1pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
24673 TU01 25 2 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 9am - 11am Nexus10, UB40, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 5 Nov Thursday 9am - 11am Nexus10, UB40, Teaching Room