Universal fraternity and aspirations for the common good begin with a basic recognition that we need one another. In this unit you will develop your understanding of the dignity of the human person within the context of a global community.
UNCC300: Justice and Change in a Global World
9 - 20 July 2018
(Professional Term 5, 2018)
|Form(s) of teaching||Face-face teaching, online learning and community engagement|
Form(s) of assessment
Poster and two written assignments
ACU credit points
Approximately 25 hours (class and community engagement*)
*Current ACU students are not required to attend community engagement activities (approximately 13 contact hours)
July School units have been developed to enhance students’ own studies in an intensive mode and provide a unique perspective on Australian and international society and culture. In this unit we encourage students from all nationalities and backgrounds to think critically and ethically and to develop skills to enable them to contribute to a more just society, in the context of dignity and the common good.
This unit will be of particular interest to students whose future careers will require them to interact with people who may be vulnerable or whose dignity may be challenged by the circumstances of their lives. Students of Nursing, Paramedicine, Law, Teaching, Social Work, Psychology and International Development among others should consider enrolling in this unit.
Universal fraternity and aspirations for the common good begin with a basic recognition that we need one another. In this unit you will develop your understanding of the dignity of the human person within the context of a global community. You will develop skills that will assist the cooperative efforts of government, business, faith groups, and not-for-profit agencies to achieve a more just and equitable world. On completion of this unit you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to become an active agent for change in an interconnected and interdependent world.
- Frameworks for Human Dignity
- Historical examples where human dignity was absent or violated
- Human dignity in contemporary society
- Case studies
- Defining advocacy
- How does one achieve advocacy in a professional context?
- Community engagement principles
- Models of community engagement
- Community engagement - global organisations
- Working for change and the common good
This unit will include site visits to community organisations that support marginalised members of our society. Students will also have an opportunity to hear from expert guest lecturers in this field.
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- Describe coherently in writing the principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST), and through a personal written commentary on each one, explain how the concepts of 'self' and 'community' are interrelated.
- Analyse and evaluate the principles of CST in order to write an argument that shows how issues relating to the dignity of the human person and the realisation of the common good may be addressed by you in your professional practice (ie. the degree program you are studying) now and in the future.
This unit will be informed by resource materials that will be referenced by your tutor and provided to you in LEO based on current research in the field of knowledge.
UNCC300 is also offered at Brisbane and North Sydney campuses in winter term 2018. If you wish to enrol in winter term, please enrol through Student Connect. For further information in relation to the Core Curriculum, visit: https://www.studentportal.acu.edu.au/ACUInfo/cau/ccu
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