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ATS1261

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Sociology

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Kerry O'Brien

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit introduces students to cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and social understandings of human behaviour. This multi-disciplinary orientation, including studies of the human mind, consciousness, emotion, and normal and abnormal behaviours, provides students with a broad and detailed introduction to understanding human behaviour.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. an appropriate level of understanding of a range of theoretical orientations to human behaviour
  2. the ability to discriminate between evidence, interpretation, opinion and fact in evaluating these theories and concepts
  3. an ability to communicate, orally and in a written form, their understanding of these theories and concepts.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

BHS1711, GSC1711, PSS1711, ATS1359