Course Title: Global Careers

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Careers

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU1031

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

SOCU2290

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021

Course Coordinator: Assoc Prof Julian Lee

Course Coordinator Phone: (+61 3) 9925 3440

Course Coordinator Email: julian.lee@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.16

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course is designed to enable you to understand the world of work and careers in a global context. In addition to exploring your potential career trajectories, this course will prepare you to seek and apply successfully for opportunities that will advance your career journey. It considers recent and current practices in a range of different organisational contexts requiring advanced international and cross-cultural knowledge and both within Australia and abroad. You will be encouraged to locate your career aspirations with reference to trajectories of workplace change, re-examine and reaffirm the value of the knowledge you are acquiring through your studies


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes - Bachelor of International Studies BP332 - Australia 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks  
  • 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  

Program Learning Outcomes  - Bachelor of Languages BP317 - Vietnam

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • Communicate effectively in a range of forms and in different international and cross-cultural contexts, using appropriate modes of communication including electronic, written, graphic, oral and aural forms with audiences within and external to the discipline. 
  • Critically reflect on the role of culture in communication and society and apply this knowledge in a range of cross-cultural interactions locally and globally. 
  • Work independently and in diverse teams to solve problems, using effective communication strategies demonstrating ethical and reflective practice.
  • Adapt and develop effective communication strategies to address linguistic diversity in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within language related fields.   
  • Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study of language.
  • Evaluate and apply technology to increase efficiency and precision in language sensitive working contexts. 
  • Critically analyse resources, evidence and personal experience to make ethical, socially and politically aware decisions related to language and intercultural interpretations and applications.
  • Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and crosscultural communication. 

 


Course Learning Outcomes 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  1. Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks 
  2. Work professionally and effectively with others in diverse cultural, linguistic and organizational contexts, and to adapt practices and knowledge to local circumstances 
  3. Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles 
  4. 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

Learning in this course will occur through a series of lectures, weekly workshops, and reading and multimedia material provided through the course site. The lectures explore both the world of work and careers as well as strategies to successfully proceed along aspirational career trajectories. Workshops reflectively explore weekly topics. Reading and multimedia materials support learning with up-to-date insights into both career trajectories and strategies for successful commencement of and progress along career paths. 


 


Overview of Learning Resources

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

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


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 Tasks 

Assessment 1: Ongoing assessment (e.g. reflective journals; small group facilitation; quiz) 30% (1,200 words) CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO6 

Assessment 2: Internship acquisition assessment 40% (1,600 words)  CLO1, CLO4, CLO5 

Assessment 3: Contemporary career assessment (e.g. written assignment and/or problem-solving case study) 30% (1,200 words) CLO1, CLO2, CLO5, CLO6 

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 manager 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.