Subject Details - Stage 1 Society & Culture

SACE StageSACE Stage 1
SACE Credits10 credits
Curriculum AreaHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Length1 semester
Contact PersonMr. Mathew Mason
DescriptionIn Society and Culture students explore and analyse the interactions of people, societies, cultures and environments. They learn how social, political, historical, environmental, economic and cultural factors affect different societies, and how people function and communicate in and across cultural groups. Through their study of Society and Culture, students develop the ability to influence their own futures, by developing skills, values and understandings that enable effective participation in contemporary society.

The focus capabilities for this subject are citizenship, communication, and learning.

This subject outline gives schools the opportunity to vary the content and/or school-based assessment to develop local programs that suit their needs and interests.
TopicsStudents study two topics:
     One topic with a focus on an Australian context e.g. Popular Music and Australia‚Äôs Identity
     One topic with a focus on a global context e.g. Fast Foods and Globalization.
AssessmentAssessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
     Sources Analysis
     Group Activity

An end of Semester exam will be compulsory.
Relationship To Further StudySociety and Culture (Stage II)
Modern History (Stage II)
University courses in International Relations, Politics, Law, History, Anthropology, Education, Journalism, Tourism and Social Sciences.
TAFE courses in Women's Studies, Child Studies, Education, Legal Applications, Journalism, Tourism and Social Sciences.
PrerequisitesStudents who choose to undertake Society and Culture MUST have achieved a PASS (C Grade) or higher in either:

History (Year 10 or higher) OR English (Year 10 or higher).

Society and Culture is a literacy rich subject and students require strong communication skills to be successful in this course.