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Society and culture

Course: Society and Culture

Course No: 15350

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC.
Board Developed Course

Exclusions: NIL

Course Fee: $15.00



Society and Culture develops knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes essential to an appreciation of the social world. How the interaction of persons, society, culture, environment and time shape human behaviour is a central theme of study. Students develop an understanding of research methodologies and undertake research in an area of particular interest to them. The research findings are presented for external assessment in the Personal Interest Project (PIP). The course deals with areas of interest and relevance to students.



Preliminary Course

  • The Social and Cultural World (20%) – the interaction between aspects of society and cultures
  • Personal and Social Identity (40%) – socialisation and coming of age in a variety of social and cultural settings.
  • Intercultural Communication (40%) – how people in different cultures interact and communicate.


HSC Course Core

  • Social and Cultural Continuity and Change (20%) – the nature, continuity and change, research and study of a selected country
  • The Personal Interest Project (40%) – an individual research project.
  • Depth Studies (40%) Two to be chosen from:

> Social Conformity and Non Conformity – the formation of beliefs regarding conformity and non conformity.

> Social Inclusion and Exclusion – the nature of social inclusion and exclusion and the implications for societies and cultures.


Particular Course Requirements:

Completion of Personal Interest Project