Level 3 Social Studies
Through this course you will be challenged to think critically about social issues, to analyse complex situations and find ways of explaining them. You will learn to recognise your own values and the values of others. In Senior Social Studies you will explore how values affect the ways in which people respond to issues and make use of opportunities. You will investigate how you can contribute to society by taking an effective social action. You will also develop your writing skills and be able to make statements that are well supported by social studies concepts and detailed evidence.
What Knowledge Will I Develop?
Throughout this course you will investigate a range of contemporary socials issues that affect different groups in society - there is a high degree of student choice in the topics studied – previous years have explored issues such as racism, gun violence, pro-life vs pro-choice, climate change, cannabis law reform, animal rights and indigenous rights.
The issues explored are designed to question your moral stance and personal values as well as evaluate the views of others. The conducting of research is key to the completion of this course as is your personal participation in a social action linked to policy change.
How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?
|Code||Title||Credits||Internal||External||Core||Optional||L1 Literacy||L1 Numeracy||UE Reading||UE Writing||Date|
|91958||Demonstrate understanding of how ideologies shape society.||4||y||y||y||y||y||15-11-2021|
|91599||Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aim to influence policy change(s).||6||y||y||y||27-08-2021|
|91600||Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s).||4||y||y||09-04-2021|
|91597||Conduct a critical social inquiry||6||y||y||y||18-06-2021|
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