Essential Society and Culture A and B

SACE Stage 1

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Essential Society and Culture A and B

Society and Culture

SACE Stage 1

10 or 20 credits

This course enables students to develop an understanding of themselves, their own society and culture and the societies and cultures of others.

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Essential Society and Culture A

  • Interrelationships between choice, rights, and responsibilities
  • Fundamental human rights for all people in a globalising world
  • How human rights have evolved and changed
  • Ways in which the rights of one may work against the rights of others
  • The roles of groups (such as the Australian Human Rights Commission, Link-Up services, and refugee associations) whose ethical aim is to protect human rights
  • How to promote human rights
Essential Society and Culture B

  • The development and effects of globalisation on the cultures of various societies
  • Inequitable distributions of power and resources
  • Roles and impacts of government and non-governmental organisations and local advocacy groups
  • Perspectives of justice, equity, dignity, and environmental sustainability


Source Analysis 50%
Group Activity 25%
Investigation 25%


This course is designed to develop literacy and the skills of research and analysis.