HSC  |  Society & Culture

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Course Description

Society and Culture has direct relevance to the immediate needs of students and to their future lives by enabling them to develop understanding of:  themselves,  their own society and culture, and the societies and cultures of others. 

Society and Culture draws on cross-disciplinary concepts and social research methods from anthropology; communication; cultural and media studies; philosophy; social psychology; and sociology.

Course

Society & Culture

Category

A

Units

(Preliminary and HSC)

Course Type

Board Developed

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Unit 1: The Social and Cultural World 
  • Unit 2: Personal and Social Identity 
  • Unit 3: Intercultural Communication

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Core: Continuity and Change – China
  • Depth Study: Inclusion and Exclusion – ATSI Peoples
  • Depth Study: Popular Culture – Teen Films
  • Major Work: Personal Interest Project

What do you do in this course?

The goal of Society and Culture is to develop Social and Cultural literacy. That is, the ability to discuss issues respectfully with other people, research in an ethical manner and learn how to bring about a fair and just society. In Year 12, students complete a major work. Students choose a social issue which they are personally interested in and write a 4000 word paper on the topic. Students are given 30% of the course time to work on it as well as being provided support by their teacher. 

How can this course help you in the future?

Thinking about a degree in communications, law, journalism, social work, psychology, education or anything which involves engaging with people from different cultural groups? If you are, then Society and Culture provides an excellent foundation for these subjects.