Humanities: Individual & Society

This multi-discipline Humanities course is designed to involve students in the exploration and examination of issues important to human societies. It provides a means by which students can set their direct experience of the world around them within local, national and global contexts.

The aim of this subject is to enable students to develop:

  • an understanding of the ways in which legal, economic, social and historical factors have interacted to shape the world we live in today
  • an awareness of issues which affect the nature and quality of human life in contemporary society and the past
  • enquiry skills and ability to analyse information critically and form reasoned judgements based on evidence

This subject provides students with an excellent introduction to VCE Humanities and Commerce subjects.

Topics taught in this unit include:

  • Co-operation and Conflict; an introduction to teenage legal issues, rights and responsibilities
  • Resources and Consumerism; an exploration of business ideas and everyday financial practices
  • Equality and Inequality; an investigation of global issues including the distribution of wealth and population
  • Time, continuity and change; a research unit based on an historical event

Class Work

  • A folio of exercises
  • Analytical exercises
  • Research assignment
  • Document study
  • Class presentation

Contact Teacher - Geoff Portbury