BSNS201-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Business and Culture

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

In this course, students will reflect on their own participation in multiple cultural forms: ethnic, occupational, gendered, national, digital, global, temporal etc. They will hear from academics and practitioners about their experiences of culture and their advice on how to engage with cultures. Students will learn how to build connections with people in ways which respect cultural traditions and allow for reciprocal, mutually beneficial relationships to develop in their future occupations and workplaces.

This course is about business and cultures. Culture can be seen as the assumptions and assessments we humans make about the world and the values and beliefs that guide or underpin them as we seek to create and maintain connections between people and with places. We think, write, talk and discuss culture in many different ways. For instance, occupational cultures help us make sense of the expectations people have of us in our roles as workers, organisational and business cultures are specific to particular entities, ethnic cultures can refer to groups of people who have common ancestry and history, and digital cultures create virtual meeting places for engagement. We can also envisage faith-based cultures, community cultures, national cultures and so on.  Of course, cultures can also change as people respond to, and proactively engage in, different ways of doing things.

In this course, students will reflect on their own participation in multiple cultural forms: ethnic, occupational, gendered, national, digital, global, temporal etc. They will hear from academics and practitioners about their experiences of culture and their advice on how to engage with cultures. A practical question that will help orient the course is, how can students build connections with people in ways which respect cultural traditions and allow for reciprocal, mutually beneficial relationships to develop in their future occupations and workplaces? The course is underpinned by all aspects of culture (such as those discussed above), but the course content is mostly structured around how students can engage with local, national and international cultures as well as reflect on their own cultures. As such, the course asks students to consider how their multiple, varied and perhaps conflicting cultural perspectives are part of, similar to, and different from, those of mana whenua, Māori, tangata whenua, Aotearoa New Zealand, and international cultures. It looks at the role Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi has in contemporary workplaces and the relevance of that role for the students’ subject majors, as well as the political and regulatory influences on business and the economy.

Workload
The estimated workload breakdown for BSNS201-22S1 is:
Lectures 70
Tutorials 19
Tutorial Activities 14
Group Assignment 21
Final Exam 26
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are:

    LO1.2.2 Students will be able to explain political and regulatory influences on the economy;
    LO1.2.3 Students will be able to describe the key elements and processes of the New Zealand legal system relevant to a business context;
    LO2.1.5 Students can work effectively in a team in order to reach a common goal;
    LO3.1.1 Students can explain the influences of their own culture and identity when engaging with another culture;
    LO 3.1.2 Students can explain the role of tangata whenua in society and in commerce and how te ao Māori (primarily perspectives, values and mana whenua) could be applied in their discipline, field of study or future work place, and the reasons for their incorporation.
    LO3.1.3 Students can explain how the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi underpin the management of resources in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    LO5.1.1 Students can identify, consider and debate perspectives, processes and impacts relating to globalisation and localisation in different contexts, drawing on theory and practice when considering issues in their discipline or field of study.
    LO5.1.2 Students can identify, consider and debate perspectives, processes and impacts relating to the culture and identity of multiple stakeholders, drawing on theory and practice when considering issues in their discipline or field of study.

    Graduate Attributes
    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
  • Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
  • Biculturally competent and confident
  • Globally aware

    Learning Objectives, BCom
  • Students have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.
  • Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.
  • Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications.
  • Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
  • Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

    For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Prerequisites

Any 60 points. RP: ACCT102, ECON104, MGMT100

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Online Delivery
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
02 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Online Delivery
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
04 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Online Delivery
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
05 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
06 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Online Delivery
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
07 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun
09 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
2 May - 8 May
16 May - 22 May
30 May - 5 Jun

Timetable Note

Lectures for BSNS201-22S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator

Ann-Marie Kennedy

Tutorial Teaching Staff
Please contact your specific assigned tutor if you cannot attend your assigned tutorial:

Thursday 10-11am
Youri Oh

Thursday 11-12pm; 1-2pm; and 2-3pm
Afshin Tanouri

Friday 10-11am; 11-12pm
Valentina Marquez Diaz

Friday 2-3pm
Dr Saman Hassibi

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reflective Journal 1 11 Mar 2022 5% Reflection 1 = 5%
Reflective Journal 2 27 May 2022 5% Reflection 2 = 5%
Tutorial Attendance 10% Tutorial Attendance
Group Assignment 04 Apr 2022 30% Group Assignment
Final Examination 50% Final Examination


1) Reflections (2 x 5% = 10% total)

The reflective journal assessment component of this course asks you to think and write about your personal reaction to the lectures, readings and group work you'll do in tutorials. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


2) Zoom Tutorial attendance (2% per tutorial up to 10% total)

Attending each tutorial via zoom and taking part in the tutorial activities will gain you 2% of your total course marks. To gain the full 10% you will need to attend 5 out of the 6 offered tutorials. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND YOUR SCHEDULED TUTORIAL TIME CONTACT YOUR TUTOR TO ATTEND AN ALTERNATIVE TIME.

Attending tutorials means: 1) You are present in the tutorial zoom room on time (if you are more than 5 minutes late you will not be marked as present and will not gain marks for the tutorial); 2) You use your full name to sign into the tutorial so you can be checked off of the class list (if you use a name that does not correspond to your name on Learn, you will not be marked as present and will not gain marks for the tutorial); 3) You stay for the whole of the tutorial (if you pop in and out of the tutorial or do not stay for the full amount of time, you will not gain marks for attending the tutorial - unless pre-organised with the tutor). 4) Loading your final group answer to the correct Wiki on Learn during your online tutorial.


3) Group Assignment (30%)

Students will create a video where they consider: 1) The influences of their own culture and identity when engaging with another culture in the workplace; and 2) How each of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi underpin the management of resources in Aotearoa New Zealand. You can use any of the materials from classes past or future to inform this video, as well as the readings on Learn and other academic sources.

You will work in groups of 5 or 6 members. Students must sign up for a group on Learn by the end of week 2, so use your tutorials to meet others and form groups. You cannot add yourself to a group on Learn without the group’s knowledge or OK (so please message group members via Learn asking if you can join).

Groups can decide to submit either a shorter video (5 to 10 minutes long) and text-based supporting document (1000 words) or a longer video (15 min to 20 min long). This is a chance for you to get creative!

Requirements concerning the group assignment will be explained in-depth in the second lecture and there is a separate document on Learn explaining further details.

The assignments have to be submitted on Learn by 5pm Monday 4th April. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. When submitting, please make sure to submit your assignment as a group (one submission per group) and NOT individually.

Please make sure to follow the Group Assignment Instructions and Guide that will be posted on Learn.


4) Exam (50%)

Details to be confirmed in week 12 exam revision class.



Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to,
informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

Readings will be provided via the course Learn site.

Notes

Class Representative
A class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.

Departmental Academic Policies
A summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the following:
• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744
General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtml

Dishonest Practice
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $845.00

International fee $3,975.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see UC Business School Office on the departments and faculties page .

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