BIPX202 - Community Engagement: Building Strengths and Capabilities

10 cp
Prerequisites UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society Or PHIL102 Theories of Human Nature or PHIL104 Introduction to Ethics
Incompatible BIPX100 Professional Experience A and BIPX201 Business Experience
Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent.

Engaging in business practices which strive to contribute to the common good, to enhance the dignity and wellbeing of people and communities especially those who are marginalised or disadvantaged is an important responsibility for business and reinforces the University’s Core Curriculum and Mission and commitment to serving the common good and for the dignity of all human beings. If you are able to do this, you will need knowledge and understanding of four key principles of community engagement: critical reflection, active learning, student involvement in service-learning and civic engagement experiences. In this unit you will develop an awareness of the types of contributions individuals and organisations make to the community, by connecting the skills developed in the Peter Faber Business School and their application within communities at local, national and international levels. In this unit, you will volunteer 35-70 hours of your time to assist poor, vulnerable and marginalised groups supported by social enterprises, community groups and not for profits. You will apply your knowledge of community engagement and the skills from your Business degree through a 35-70-hour volunteer placement which contributes to the achievement of social responsibility in the wider community.

The aim of this unit is to foster knowledge and understanding of community engagement and its application within marginalised or disadvantaged communities while applying ethical personal and professional skills developed within the Peter Faber Business School environment.