Course Title: International Professional Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Professional Practice

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU1038

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007

SOCU1038

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

SOCU1038

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Kath

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5084

Course Coordinator Email: Elizabeth.kath@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have successfully completed, or be currently enrolled in, SOCU1042 International Research Project and HUSO2314 International Internship.


Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c


Course Description

This is the final course in the BA (International Studies) Degree. It presents opportunities for students to reflect and extend upon their learning throughout their degree, to reach an understanding of their graduate capabilities, and to strengthen their professional capacities in preparation for life after study. The principal areas of focus of the course are ‘policy analysis’, ‘project management’, and ‘humanitarian aid & ethics’. As graduates, all of you are likely to be seeking employment in fields where these skills enhance your work. While it is not within the scope of this course to provide comprehensive training on policy analysis, project management, or humanitarian work, we aim to impart an overview of some of the key guiding principles, strategic considerations, methodologies, processes and tools that are relevant to these areas of professional practice. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Distil meaning, interpret, absorb and synthesize knowledge and information derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems
  • Work professionally in diverse cultural, linguistic and organizational contexts
  • Take a strategic perspective in policy and practice in addressing global-local issues through planning and prioritization and to implement new directions and solutions in constructive, innovative and creative ways
  • Apply knowledge to diagnose and solve problems in international and cross-cultural settings, to assess economic, cultural, social and political opportunities and risks, and to evaluate the viability of policies and programs in their local-global context
  • Assist in the identification of needs, the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in international and cross-cultural settings.
  • Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professionalized settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity
  • Assess organizational and governance practice at local and global levels, and to provide leadership in international and cross-cultural settings
  • Synthesise workplace experiential learning with contemporary literature on the theory and practice of globalisation, culture and language


 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study
  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems
  • Work professionally and effectively with others in diverse cultural, linguistic and organizational contexts, and to adapt practices and knowledge to local circumstances
  • Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles
  • Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professionalized settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities including workshops, discussion forums, online engagement and group-based problem solving exercises.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.


Assessment will involve individual and group work that encourages reflection on professional practice issues and simulates a range of tasks commonly encountered in international-oriented organisations. Tasks may include essays, reflective reports, briefing papers, project proposals, policy analyses and evaluations.


Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.


If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.


Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment