Academic Catalog 2013-2014 
    
    Nov 19, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASC 310 - Seminar In Australian History, Culture and Society

(3) This course is a required component of the semester-long Australia Studies Centre study abroad program at Wesley Institute, a College of the Arts and Theology in Sydney, Australia. Wesley Institute, as a multicultural institution, sees the examination of Australia’s history, culture and sociological developments as an important study that leads to an appreciation of the uniqueness of Australia and its place in the Oceania region. The structure of Australian government and its legal system are presented, and foreign policies examined, together with domestic policies and their effect on business and education. The course also seeks to acquaint students with the enormous varieties of peoples and cultures in this region, with field trips to local churches giving students a feel for the various immigrant cultures. And, finally, the course acquaints students with the visual arts, music, literature, drama and dance forms of the region. Field trips: Parliament House Canberra, Outback, Aboriginal sites, Caving, sheep shearing, local churches, art gallery, National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association, Wesley Mission’s works among the marginalized. Colloquia: Several sessions examining the core Christian doctrines and their expression in Australian society. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the semester-long Australia Studies Centre study abroad program. [similar to CCU’s GLS 38X Exploring World Cultures courses]

Prerequisites: Pre-requisites may apply.
Notes: Additional ASC Coursework Additional undergraduate courses are included in the Australia Studies Centre semester. Students may select from courses in the Wesley Institute’s School of Theology which includes Biblical Studies and Theology, School of Music, School of Drama, School of Dance, and School of Design which includes drawing, design, photography, and multimedia. Courses will be transcripted at CCU based on the most equivalent academic level 100, 200, 300, or 400 level requirements for each course at the discretion of CCU’s Registrar and appropriate faculty. Students with advanced skill or knowledge in the field may be placed into more advanced courses at the discretion of the Wesley Institute faculty and ASC program staff. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the semester-long Australia Studies Centre study abroad program at Wesley Institute in Sydney, Australia.
When Offered
Course availability will vary.