BSNS201-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Business and Culture

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 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
Lectures 70 hours
Tutorials 18 hours
Reflections 14 hours
Term Test 20 hours
Final Exam 28 hours
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.

    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.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      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 10:00 - 11:00 Online Delivery
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre (18/7-1/8)
Ernest Rutherford 140 (8/8-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Online Delivery
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre (19/7-2/8)
E5 Lecture Theatre (9/8-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 E12
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
02 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 E12
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
03 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 443
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
04 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 340
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
05 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Online Delivery
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
06 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Online Delivery
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
07 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Online Delivery
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
08 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Online Delivery
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
09 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 E12
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct
10 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 James Logie 104
25 Jul - 31 Jul
8 Aug - 14 Aug
22 Aug - 28 Aug
19 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 9 Oct
17 Oct - 23 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30 Online Delivery
15 Aug - 21 Aug

Timetable Note

Lectures for BSNS201 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system and can be live streamed.

All course correspondence should be sent to:
E-mail: BSNS201@canterbury.ac.nz
Unless you cannot attend your assigned tutorial in which case you need to contact your specific tutor.

Course Coordinators

Matt Scobie and Tyron Love

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reflective Journal 1 04 Aug 2022 5% Reflective Journal 1
Reflective Journal 2 20 Oct 2022 5% Reflective Journal 2
Tutorial Participation 10% Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Online Test 30% Week 5
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 will do in tutorials. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

2) Tutorial Participation (2% per tutorial up to 10% total)
Attending each tutorial 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 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 tutorial. 5) You actively participate in tutorial discussions.

3) Online test (30%)
Content assessed: Weeks 1-4

Date: Week 5 – Time TBC

Duration/Location: 2 hours/Online (Submitted through Learn)

The term test will consist of two short-answer questions and one essay question that respond to a specific case study and readings to be provided. The test will examine lecture material, text and course readings covered in weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4. The test will be a 2-hour online test and will be released and submitted through Learn. Open book.

4) Exam (50%)
Details to be confirmed in Week 12 exam revision class. Open book.

The 45% rule: To pass this course you must not only achieve a final grade of 50% or higher, but also achieve a weighted average grade of at least 45% across all invigilated assessments. In this case, the final exam.

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

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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