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CORE11-003: Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse


The subject fosters a lifelong commitment to responsible discourse and action in all spheres of human interaction. Using applied case-based approach, students will gain the critical tools to effectively respond to the moral challenges in their personal, civic, professional and global contexts. After developing a critical vocabulary and problem-solving toolkit for addressing issues of responsibility and right action, students explore a broad range of real-world, contemporary problems. Through the consideration of these problems, students are encouraged to reflect on, develop and articulate a response to the problem, outline how they can act upon their judgement, and justify their decision making. The subject explores issues of responsible decision making in many cultural, professional and political contexts specifically in the areas of civil society, science, business, media, technology, culture and the law. Topics remain flexible to reflect the dynamic nature of questions of responsibility and right action in the 21st century.

Subject details

Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
  • International Relations and Humanities
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Current: $5,010
  • Commencing in May 2021: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of critical decision-making skills regarding issues of responsible action.
2. demonstrate skills of analysis, reasoning, communication, and cooperation with which to address issues of responsible action.
3. demonstrate the ability to implement and promote responsible decision making in personal, professional and global contexts.

Enrolment requirements

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Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020