Course Title: Society and Psychology Capstone

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Society and Psychology Capstone

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2391

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2391

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (All)

Course Coordinator: Belinda Johnson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8280

Course Coordinator Email: Belinda.Johnson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 08.10

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email to arrange an appointment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HUSO2393 Transformative Research and Evaluation


Course Description

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

This capstone course provides an opportunity for you to prepare for and reflect on your transition from university into your future professional career.

The course is designed for you to apply and critically reflect upon the ideas, skills and graduate capabilities you have gained through your program. It will also help you to critically evaluate professional practices and organisational demands using scholarly ideas and your own professional insights.

In this course you will draw on skills and knowledge developed throughout your degree. You will explore your future professional context through a WIL component where you undertake a 20 day (minimum) placement in an appropriate organisation, undertaking the kinds of professional tasks you could expect in your work after graduation.

This WIL placement experience allows you to develop new professional skills and to reflect on the process of developing a professional identity as you seek out, enter, and experience what is involved in your professional field.

WIL placement opportunities in the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) are in a range of organisations in community, public sector and corporate settings. Placements are negotiated between you, the University and organisations with available placements. There are two options for sourcing your placement:

1)  Engage in the University’s processes which will connect you with opportunities with existing organisational partnerships.

2) Pursue your own placement. Please let the Field Education coordinator know of your plans before you make contact with organisations. 

If you have substantial experience in human services employment, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which would give you credit for this course. You may be required to undertake written work in support of your application. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Apply professional, theoretical and practical knowledge of the social sciences and psychology to your professional practice and further study;
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical and professional insights from the psychological and social sciences to reflect on the challenges facing professional practice in a rapidly changing world.
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking from the psychological and the social sciences to respond effectively to a range of issues associated with changing social, cultural and political contexts.


On completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Synthesise your knowledge and experience of professional practice with the skills and knowledge gained through the study of psychology in a social sciences framework;
  2. Draw upon a refined set of professional skills and knowledge to advance your professional working life;
  3. Critically reflect upon the professional practice experiences of your own and others through applying a range of concepts and ideas.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include interactive seminars that engage group-based discussion and problem-solving tasks. Course learning materials will be made available in a range of formats which may include lectures, guest speakers, suggested articles, videos and online media.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. These resources may include book chapters, journal articles, media articles, lectures, digital micro-credential units, videos and external websites.

The University Library has extensive resources for social science (psychology) students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. See Library Guides http://rmit.libguides.com/socialscience and http://rmit.libguides.com/socialscience . The library also provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in the course brings together the activities of undertaking a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement with the capstone task of synthesising your learning across the Social Science (Psychology) program.

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

The assessments in Society and Psychology Capstone include:

Task 1: Placement Preparation, WIL Agreement & Learning Plan 20%, CLO 2

Task 2: Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Reflection & Supervisor Evaluation Form, 40%, CLO 1, 2 and 3

Task 3: Final Video Presentation 40%, CLO 1 and 3

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition, mental health condition, disability and/or you are a carer, you may be eligible to receive an Equitable Learning Plan which could allow you to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. Contact the RMIT Equitable Learning Services area to find out more: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services.

A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/governance-and-management/policies/assessment-policy