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Society and Culture

Course Description:

Society and culture allows students to develop an understanding of the key concepts of persons, societies, cultures, environments and time – the relationships between and among them. This is a subject for independent thinkers who are interested in learning about the world around them. You explore concepts like power, authority, identity, gender, technologies and globalisation.

Students also complete a personal interest project (PIP) to demonstrate social and cultural research methods about a topic of interest.

What will I be doing in this course?

In Year 11 this course consists of three units, whereas in Year 12 it consists of four units. You will study:

Year 11:

  • Personal and Social Identity
  • Intercultural Communication
  • The Social and Cultural world

These units include case studies on the Amish, Japan and Japanese Horror, Coming of Age ceremonies and gender and sexuality.

Year 12:

  • Popular Culture: Science Fiction Television
  • Core: Including Japan
  • Inclusion and Exclusion: Aboriginal people in Australia
  • Personal Interest Project

How will this course help me in the future?

This course teaches you to analyse the world around you, and to think critically about messages in the media. You learn a range of skills that help you conduct various types of research, and improve your writing skills. This course teaches you to be a literate consumer and effective communicator. It is an excellent course if you are considering post school study. The personal interest project is especially useful for those individuals considering tertiary study, or project managamenet in a range of industries.