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Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus

Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus

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Society and culture

Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

The society and culture course focuses on the interactions between five fundamental concepts - persons, societies, cultures, environments, and time. These concepts are central to our understanding of how societies work. The course enables students to achieve social and cultural literacy and develop an understanding of themselves, their own society and culture, as well as societies and cultures of others.

Social and cultural research methods are developed throughout the course culminating in a Personal Interest Project (PIP) in the Year 12 course. The PIP forms part of both the school’s assessment and is marked by external examiners to make up 40% of the HSC external examination mark.

This course is an excellent preparation for tertiary studies in the Humanities. To be successful in this course a student needs sound literacy skills, particularly in research and communication.

Further information is available on the Society and culture syllabus website.

Year 11

Course modules:

  • the social and cultural world
  • personal and social identity
  • intercultural communication

Year 12

Course modules:

  • social and cultural continuity and change (Core) 
  • Two options drawn from:
    • belief systems
    • popular culture
    • social inclusion and exclusion
    • social conformity and non conformity 
  • Personal Interest Project (PIP).