Table O - Open Learning Enviroment Descriptions

OLE Unit of Study Title: A - D

Access the two and six credit point units below; the zero credit point units are available in Canvas.

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline.
 

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Sessions have changed for the following units. They now read:

OLET1618 Data Science in Astronomy: Algorithms Session: Intensive August (S2CIAU) session has been closed for 2021.

OLET1620 Data Science in Astronomy: Analysis Session: Intensive September (S2CISE) session has been closed for 2021
22/4/2021

Table O - Open Learning Environment

OLE Unit of Study Title: A - D

This table lists Open Learning Environment (OLE) units of study.
Units of study
OLET1115 (Im)Politeness in Global Society

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr flipped lecture/week Assessment: 6x equivalent to 100wds online quiz (30%), 1x 500wd self-reflection paper (30%), 1x 500wd final report (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
In a multicultural environment, it is easy to come across as rude, or to misunderstand others' behaviour if we don't know their culture. Showing how politeness and behaviour norms function in different cultures, this unit will provide you with skills that give competitive edge in any professional area. The unit does not require any previous knowledge of foreign language.
OLET1101 Aboriginal Sydney

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 hour per week online material, 3 x 1hr face to face seminar Assessment: 3x300wd reflective exercises (60%), 1 x1000wd report (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Sydney is a city rich in diverse pre-colonial, colonial and contemporary sites of significance to Aboriginal Peoples. Too often though perceptions about Aboriginal Peoples consign them to an ancient past or perpetuate stereotypical imaginations that Aboriginal Peoples live predominantly in remote communities. Consequently Aboriginal narratives are commonly hidden or marginalised. The development of cultural competence capabilities helps to uncover and examine these hidden and marginalised narratives and experiences. This course explores some of the key themes and capabilities of cultural competence by exploring Aboriginal experiences and narratives of Sydney which are often invisible to non-Aboriginal eyes. Key elements of practicing cultural competence include being able to understand and interrogate context, which in the case of Sydney includes not only learning about the peoples, places and histories of Aboriginal Sydney but to also understand issues about how knowledge is created and how dominant narratives can exclude diverse knowledges and experiences. This unit will develop students' capacity to productively, collaboratively and openly in diverse groups and across cultural boundaries
OLET1603 Analysing and Plotting Data: Python

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive August Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: INFO1903 or COMP5310 or DATA1002 or OLET1601 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
This unit is a gentle on-line OLE introduction into coding using the popular script language Python for students who do not receive these skills in junior units of study. Through working through examples in on-line exercises and regular assessment and support hours, the students will develop hands-on skills. In particular the unit will teach analysis of text based data, numerical data and categorical data, constructing plots and developing summaries. Note that the unit only runs in the first 5 weeks of the main Semester 2 teaching period.
OLET1601 Analysing and Plotting Data: R

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive August Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: ENVX1002 or LWSC2002 or AFNR5512 or STAT5003 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or OLET1603 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
This unit is a gentle on-line OLE introduction into coding using the popular script language R for students who do not receive these skills in junior units of study. Through working through examples in on-line exercises and regular assessment and support hours, the students will develop hands-on skills. In particular the unit will teach analysis of text based data, numerical data and categorical data, constructing plots and developing summaries. Note that the unit only runs in the first 5 weeks of the main Semester 2 teaching period.
OLET1634 Anxiety and its Disorders

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive October Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This is an introductory level unit, no prior knowledge is required. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
Anxiety is a normal emotion that evolved to ensure our survival. It is experienced when a person perceives that a situation is potentially harmful. However, some people experience so much anxiety that it interferes with their everyday lives. Anxiety disorders are common, and many of them begin during adolescence or young adulthood. How and why anxiety is experienced, how does it become a problem, and what can be done about it? This unit will introduce current scientific knowledge about anxiety and related disorders. We will consider recent empirical research concerning the nature and management of normal experiences of anxiety as well as the causes and treatment of anxiety disorders, for example, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, or generalised anxiety disorder. Obsessive-compulsive and trauma-related disorders will be briefly introduced as well. You will learn about foundational concepts and methods in psychology, as well as practical skills that help manage anxiety in everyday life. By completing this unit you will increase your general mental health literacy to be able to identify and evaluate information about managing anxiety and maintaining good mental health in general.
OLET1640 Astronomy: from Big Bang to Darkness

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive May,Intensive October Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: PHYS1500 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
The theory and observations of modern cosmology have revolutionised our view of the universe in recent years. This unit of study explores the big picture of the expanding universe in which we live, where around 96% of its content is revealed but invisible to us! You will learn about the galaxies that are the visible signposts in the universe, the dark matter hiding within and around them, and the dark energy that must also be present to explain the distribution of mass and its motion in the universe on the largest scales. How do we know? How do we even measure distance on these scales? What does this tell us about the history of the universe and its fate? You will gain an appreciation and understanding of the methodology and techniques of modern astronomy that allow us to probe the universe across vast distances and times since the Big Bang and into the future. In doing this unit you will confront the challenging scientific and philosophical questions posed by our cosmological picture. The unit also includes opportunities for day and night observing sessions.
OLET1636 Astronomy: from Earth to Exoplanets

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive August,Intensive March Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: PHYS1500 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Several thousand planets orbiting other stars (exoplanets) have been discovered in recent years. This unit of study introduces our rapidly changing understanding of the place of the Earth in a universe where we now know that planets are common. You will learn about the characteristics and age of the Earth and other planets of the solar system and how they compare with exoplanets. What does this tell us about planetary formation and the number of Earth-like planets? You will also learn the criteria for 'habitability' and the prospects for finding habitable worlds in the near future. What is the relevance of these discoveries to other sciences such as geology, biology and chemistry? You will gain an appreciation and understanding of the methodology and techniques of modern astronomy, especially the technology of astronomical observation. The challenging nature of exoplanet observations will illustrate the need to carefully judge the reliability and significance of scientific data and conclusions. The unit also includes opportunities for day and night observing sessions.
OLET1638 Astronomy: from Stars to Black Holes

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive April,Intensive September Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: PHYS1500 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit of study explores the lives of the stars, leading some to explosive ends and the formation of a black hole. You will learn about the life cycle of a star from its birth in the interstellar medium to its fate as a stellar remnant - as a white dwarf, neutron star or perhaps a black hole. You will work with simulations to gain an appreciation and understanding of the methodology and techniques of modern astronomy, especially astronomical spectroscopy that allows us to measure the composition, physical state and motion of the stars. These measurements also reveal the extreme properties of stellar remnants. More recently, observations of gravitational waves have opened a new window on the universe, allowing us to study the merger of neutron stars. Our study of spectroscopic and gravitational wave observations of extreme environments will clearly illustrate how modern astronomy depends on advancing technology leading to new instrumentation and observational capabilities. The unit also includes opportunities for day and night observing sessions.
OLET1137 Australian Perspectives: Rugby League

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive April Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture; 1 x 3hr field trip; online activities Assessment: 3x Quizzes (25%) 1x 800wd equivalent Integrated quiz (25%) 1x 3000wd (per group of 4 students) Field Trip Group report (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Additional cost for the field trip is approximately $25
This OLE analyses the major Australian sport of Rugby League from three perspectives: sociocultural, sports science and sports management. Critical thinking, ethical reasoning and interdisciplinary effectiveness underpin the online learning activities and a field trip to an NRL First Grade match.
OLET5402 Basics of Quantitative Research Design

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic Session: Intensive June Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
All research questions are about variables and the building blocks of all studies are variables. This unit will help you think about variables in a disciplined and abstract manner regardless of your field of research. We will describe their types, based on several criteria (including level of measurement, role in the study, level of control over variables), and issues that arise when deciding how to measure variables. We will also introduce different terms used for the same basic concepts in different areas of study.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
OLET1307 Beginner Programming for Data Analysis

Credit points: 2 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: INFO1903 OR DATA1002 OR DATA1902 Assessment: Refer to the assessment table in the unit outline. Mode of delivery: Online
This OLE will provide the fundamentals of computer programming with a focus on developing skills for data ingesting, quality/format validation, format conversion, and summarization. It will teach these skills in Python, an easy-to-learn yet powerful, general-purpose scripting language used widely in industry and academia, especially for data science projects.
OLET1203 Business Entrepreneurship: Bootstrap Finance

Credit points: 2 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: OLEO1200 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
In the third upgrade to the 0 credit point Business Entrepreneurship unit, students learn about bootstrap finance. Colloquially, the term 'bootstrap finance' describes the feat of pulling yourself up by your shoelaces, by obtaining rudimentary funding from friends and family for a new business venture, and creating the conditions that might allow the venture team to later obtain business angel or venture funding. In this upgrade, students acquire theoretical knowledge of the valuation of a new business idea and venture, learn how to analyse a case, and formulate a perspective on the structure of the financial sources and models available. This intensive unit employs experiential learning and provides students with a business case, and hands-on tasks to develop the necessary skills and insights into early venture funding.
OLET1201 Business Entrepreneurship: Business Models

Credit points: 2 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: OLEO1200 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Where the 0 credit point Business Entrepreneurship unit provides students with a theoretical perspective on business entrepreneurship, this for-credit upgrade provides an opportunity for students to apply this knowledge, and to refine their understanding. To this aim, students are presented with entrepreneurial challenges and are assisted to develop viable prototypes of services or products that address the challenges. With the help of research-based entrepreneurship literature, students analyse the market potential of the prototypes, formulate a suitable value proposition for their prototypes, and develop a business model that enables them to progress from idea to venture. Through this experiential exercise and the accompanying literature on business models and prototyping, students develop relevant prototyping and analytical skills, an understanding of the role and nature of business models, and learn how to combine both toward the goal of venture growth.
OLET1202 Business Entrepreneurship: Guerrilla Tactics

Credit points: 2 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: OLEO1200 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
In this second upgrade to the 0 credit point Business Entrepreneurship unit students learn how to take a minimally viable product or service to market while drawing on the ubiquitous digital environment to develop customer insights. These guerrilla tactics prove valuable in a business environment where a new venture may appear to possess little legitimacy and credibility among established organisations and customers. This intensive module uses problem-based learning, practical examples, and academic literature to ensure students acquire knowledge and develop skills to overcome the challenges of novelty.
OLET1205 Business Ethics: Interactive Cases

Credit points: 2 Session: Intensive July Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: OLEO1204 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Where the 0 credit point Business Ethics unit provides a theoretical perspective on business ethics, this for-credit upgrade provides the opportunity for students to practise and expand their understanding in a problem-based, intensive mode. Students work interactively to resolve a staged ethical dilemma. This format, which is frequently used in business organisations for the ethics training of staff, allows students to unpack the different roles, rules, norms, politics, and power relationships in companies, to appreciate the intricacies of human interaction and decision making, and to search for an ethically satisfying resolution of the staged dilemma. Additional literature on the types of dilemmas faced helps students further refine their understanding.
OLET2401 Cancer Survivorship

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Lynette Mackenzie Session: Semester 2 Classes: online Assessment: 1 x 1500wd written assignment 100 Mode of delivery: Online
Cancer is a highly prevalent health issue in the community and survival rates are increasing for many cancer survivors Because of its impact cancer is also a national health priority and is a key research area at the University The primary aim of this unit of study is to introduce students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to the common issues experienced by cancer survivors Other aims include understanding the experience of a cancer diagnosis and its management exploring the common problems experienced by cancer survivors and understanding the stages of cancer survivorship prevention detection diagnosis interventions rehabilitation survivorship and palliative care
OLET1305 Coding Literacy

Credit points: 2 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: INFO1103 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910 OR INFO1903 Assessment: Refer to the assessment table in the unit outline. Mode of delivery: Online, Block mode
Computer programming (aka coding) in digital era has been increasingly as important as literacy and numeracy. This OLE unit is designed for students who do not have any background of coding, but want to gain fundamental knowledge and skills of coding. It covers core coding concepts including statement, variable, flow control, and functions through digital media, such as graphics, animation, and sound, and interaction. Students are able to unleash their creativity through coding in this unit.
OLET5706 Collaboration in complex environments

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Leigh-Anne Hepburn Session: Intensive July Classes: workshop 7 hrs/wk Assessment: online quizzes (35%), in-class activities (35%) and reflective statement (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
In this unit you will learn and practice techniques for constructing research problems or innovation challenges in complex team-based environments, such as a Living Lab. This will further develop your skills of inquiry, feedback and agency building in self and others, based on personal background and experience. This knowledge and practice are highly appreciated in the academy and other sectors where graduates are expected to be able to successfully communicate problems and challenges while collaborating in highly diverse groups. The challenge when working on real problems in such groups is drawing out and combining different context-dependent expertise, as well as different ways of knowing stemming from diverse backgrounds that are not discipline dependent. You will learn about approaches for recognizing these different dimensions of diversity and how to leverage their value in the context of group performance through case studies. At the same time, you will learn how to moderate and understand your own contribution to maximise the performance of the group. To demonstrate your understanding, and test the interrelationship of communication and collaboration, the unit challenges you in a group environment to articulate research problems or innovation challenges for a real-world problem.
OLET1605 Communication in STEM

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Workshops 2hr/week for 2 weeks distributed throughout the semester Mode of delivery: Online
What is STEM? Why is it essential that scientists learn to communicate effectively about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to a variety of audiences? What makes for engaging communication about STEM? How does the style of communication need to change for different audiences? What styles, techniques and approaches can be used to greatest effect for each communication activity? What are the nuts and bolts of good STEM communications? This OLE will first introduce you to the fundamentals, definitions and techniques of STEM communication. You will learn that good communication is essential both within the sciences and for our broader society. Complex topics, concepts and issues need to be communicated effectively in order to promote an understanding of science, an appreciation of its strengths and limitations, and to avoid misunderstandings and miscommunications. You will be introduced to various forms of STEM communication appropriate to different audiences. You will outline, develop and present examples of STEM Communication. You will also be asked to critically evaluate and identify examples of effective communication of STEM ideas.
OLET1231 Community Engagement for Change

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 x 1 hr seminar; 1 x 3 hr community engagement; 1 x 4 hr independent study; 1 x 2 hr workshop Assessment: 3x1hr online quizzes (35%), 1 x presentation poster (40%), 1x engagement (25%) Mode of delivery: Online
Interested in understanding how you might work with communities to bring about social change? This unit, offered in an Open Learning Environment, provides the opportunity for students to gain theoretical and practical tools to support community-based social change. Students will identify, undertake and reflect on social action in community settings. Completion of the unit will build students graduate qualities of influence, interdisciplinarity and cross-cultural competency. This unit challenges the historical tendency of professions to work 'on' rather than 'with' communities which has contributed to ineffective policies, poor outcomes and professional frustration. It seeks to expand students' knowledge and skills in relation to working with the interactions, networks, structures and processes at the community level.
OLET5702 Complex problem-solving

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Martin Tomitsch Session: Intensive July Classes: workshop 7 hrs/wk Assessment: online quizzes (35%), in-class activities (35%) and reflective statement (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
In this unit, you will learn practical techniques for addressing complex problems and the role of interdisciplinary perspectives in developing innovative strategies. Complex problems, sometimes referred to as being ¿Wicked¿, include concerns of global dimension that deeply impact on the lives of people, such as climate change, mass urbanisation, world poverty and food security. Through examples, you will develop an understanding of what constitutes complex problems. You will be taken through scenarios, enabling your insights into the use of techniques across a range of practical situations. Through exercises and practice techniques you will integrate your disciplinary expertise with perspectives from other disciplines. Building on this understanding, you will assess and reflect on how problem-solving techniques can lead to innovative strategies that address complex challenges in research projects.
OLET2314 Complexity: Agent-based Modelling

Credit points: 2 Session: Intensive April Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the assessment table in the unit outline. Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This OLE requires no prior exposure to complex systems. The aim of this unit is to introduce students to complex systems understanding, inherently drawn from across disciplines, through building on basis concepts of complex systems science and engineering.
Complex systems, such as modern smart cities, infrastructure, power and data grids, bio- and ecosystems, are composed of numerous diverse interacting parts, making them susceptible to unexpected, large-scale, and apparently uncontrollable behaviours. This unit will develop an awareness of the complex nature of systems around and within us, with the view to develop and expand the expertise in computational modelling and policy development for crisis forecasting and management. It will define and explore core concepts that describe system dynamics in terms of how individual components interact locally to generate global system properties. This OLE will require an estimated 50 hours of course learning content, practical formative exercises and assessments. Graduates of this unit are expected to develop critical reasoning, depth of disciplinary expertise, interdisciplinary effectiveness/expertise and broader skills.
OLET5602 Computational Analysis for omics Data

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive August Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Experience with at least one programming language. Basic computational and statistical concepts. Basic knowledge of molecular biology. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Molecular and systems biology have become data-intensive sciences owing to the fast-growing omics technologies that enable the profiling of genome, epigenome, transcriptome, and proteome at full scale and, increasingly, at the single-cell level. Computational and statistical methodologies are now indispensable for analysing omics data generated from high-throughput technologies. This unit will introduce you to commonly used computational and statistical methods in omics data analysis. You are encouraged to use your own data to construct the models to visualise your research and interpret results. Learning the correct use of computational methods for various omics data analysis applications including your own data, you will develop an essential knowledge of methods and techniques in analysing omics data. This will provide a strong foundation for using computational approaches in omics-based molecular and systems biology research.
Textbooks
A First Course in Systems Biology, Eberhard O. Voit, (Garland Science, 2017).
OLET5704 Creative Thinking and Innovation

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Martin Tomitsch Session: Intensive June Classes: workshop 7 hrs/wk Assessment: online quizzes (25%), in-class activities (35%), online collaborative exercise (10%), reflective statement (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
In this unit, you will learn about creative thinking techniques and develop an understanding for how to apply creative thinking to achieve innovative outcomes. The World Economic Forum lists creativity as one of the top skills required in future work environments. As more tasks are becoming automated across industries, creativity is increasingly seen as a skillset that contributes new perspectives and to deliver outcomes that offer a competitive advantage in the market. As a way of thinking, creativity offers an approach for dealing with complexity and uncertainty, and to develop resilience. The unit will unpack these relationships through case studies from the innovation sector interlinked with exercises, such as creative writing. To demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary creativity, the unit will take you through a collaborative exercise, in which you build on ideas from others in the class. As a final step, we will assess and reflect on how creative thinking compares to research methodologies and how it can benefit research projects.
OLET1208 Cryptocurrency Markets and Investments

Credit points: 2 Session: Intensive December Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
This unit introduces the emerging world of cryptocurrencies with an emphasis on the trading and valuation of these assets. Students learn about the mechanics of various blockchains, delve into the economics of crypto-mining, and learn about the critical features of various currencies. The trading infrastructure utilised by these assets is documented, an understanding of their valuation provided, and how these assets can be incorporated into traditional portfolios to add diversification benefits is explored. The unit provides an overview of the regulatory frameworks evolving to deal with cryptocurrencies and explains how initial coin offerings (ICOs) compare to crowdfunding and other traditional raising methods. Several successful ICO's are investigated to build an understanding of how capital is raised and what sorts of projects lend themselves to disruption via the blockchain. Students also explore what future areas cryptocurrencies are likely to disrupt.
OLET1103 Cultural Competence: Fundamentals

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 hour per week online material, 3 x 1 hour workshop per semester Assessment: 5 x short answer quizzes(100%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit is delivered in a module format and is designed to encourage students to learn about who they are and how they relate to the world around them. It aims to serve as a starting point in an individual's journey towards being respectful of diversity and encouraging open and inclusive behaviour. The unit will examine the meaning of culture and cultural competence; examine social and emotional wellbeing in a cultural competence context as well as identity formation, worldview, socialisation. The unit will address the importance of building cultural competence capabilities to recognise and address racism. The unit will also help build critical self-reflection skills and a greater understanding of diverse knowledges. The unit helps students explore the implications of being part of a University community that is located on Aboriginal land. The unit will help the development of cultural competence in order to develop students' capacity to productively, collaboratively and openly in diverse groups and across cultural boundaries.
OLET1607 Cultural Competence in Natural Science

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive September Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: AVBS4003 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Cultural competence is a congruent set of values and principles that are reflected in behaviours, attitudes, policies, structures, and practices in a system, organisation, professional or researcher and facilitate work and effective interactions with clients and environments in cross-cultural situations (modified from Kiefer et al 2013). The unit will introduce undergraduate students to general principles in cultural competence awareness and provide a learning space to reflect on some overall values, behaviours, attitudes and practices that will enable them to work and interact effectively with their clients, co-workers, communities and environments crossculturally during their research, placements and professional practice. Part of this OLE will also be tailored to the student's interests by providing an opportunity for reflection on the impact of some cultural competence aspects on the research, professional placements and extramural rotations/practice of their disciplines when applied to cross cultural settings.
OLET2133 Culture and Urban Environmental Design

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 2 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 6 x1hr online modules, 2hr research sharing, 1x5hr seminar Assessment: 2x online Multiple Choice Quiz (15%) 1x Discussion paper (45%) 1x Practical design solution (30%) 1x Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Global cities are facing urgent ecological challenges and socio-economic inequalities. This unit considers new interdisciplinary and creative responses to living urban in precarious times. Following the introductory content learned in the 0 credit point unit, this unit analyses a particular problem, namely the intensifying phenomenon of room sharing in Sydney. You will be able to develop your own creative response through guided 'design thinking'.
OLET1105 Cultures of Food: Europe

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive April,Intensive September Classes: 5hrs/week online Assessment: 3 xquizzes (30%), 3 x discussion posts (20%), 2 x peer reviews (10%), Final project (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit explores the cultural significance of food in Europe. It introduces the history of food in major European countries. Students will have the opportunity to explore in depth the food culture of one European country and its manifestation in Australia.
OLET1618 Data Science in Astronomy: Algorithms

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive April,Intensive August Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Students should have strong programming skills in Python 3, with a good understanding of loops, decisions and user-defined functions. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
Science is undergoing a data explosion, and astronomy is leading the way. Modern telescopes produce terabytes of data per observation, and the simulations required to model our observable Universe push supercomputers to their limits. To analyse this data scientists need to be able to think computationally to solve problems. In this course you will investigate the challenges of working with large datasets. How to implement algorithms that work and how to think about scaling to large datasets. The focus is on practical skills - all the activities will be done in Python 3, a modern programming language used throughout astronomy. This will be run as a 0 cp + 2 cp unit of study. Students should have strong programming skills in Python 3, with a good understanding of loops, decisions and user-defined functions.
Textbooks
None
OLET1620 Data Science in Astronomy: Analysis

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive May,Intensive September Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Students should have strong programming skills in Python 3, with a good understanding of loops, decisions and user-defined functions. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
Science is undergoing a data explosion, and astronomy is leading the way. Modern telescopes produce terabytes of data per observation, and the simulations required to model our observable Universe push supercomputers to their limits. To analyse this data scientists need to be able to think computationally to solve problems. In this course you will learn how to manage your data with databases, and use the SQL language to ask questions about your data. You will also learn how to explore your data with machine learning tools. The focus is on practical skills - all the activities will be done in Python 3, and modern programming language used throughout astronomy. This will be run as a 0 cp + 2 cp unit of study. Students should have strong programming skills in Python 3, with a good understanding of loops, decisions and user-defined functions.
Textbooks
None
OLET5606 Data Wrangling

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive July Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Basic exploratory data analysis, basic coding in R Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode
Data comes in many and varied formats, it can be tall or wide, big or small, structured or unstructured. Regardless of where you get your data from, it will almost always require some wrangling. Data wrangling is the convolution, alignment and preparation of data before use. This unit provides an overview of best practices in organising your research data from the point of discovery through to its use for scientific applications. You will learn the principles of data handling and how to maintain rigour and integrity of your data throughout your research, including documenting data provenance, how to access major databases, and data licensing. After calculating summary statistics to aid in the identification of outliers and missing values, you will learn how to clean and wrangle data in a reproducible manner in R, at a variety of scales. You will "wrangle" your research data using R, identifying outliers and missing values and ensuring provenance.
Textbooks
Data Wrangling with R (Boehmke, B, 2016)
OLET1668 Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive August Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This is an introductory level unit; no prior knowledge is required . Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
Understanding and applying emotional intelligence are skills increasingly demanded by employers. The concept of emotional intelligence is an important skill for the modern workforce. In this OLE unit, you will investigate the current best practice theoretical models of emotional intelligence used in both research and business, including the component parts of each model and the similarities and differences among these models. These theoretical models underpin the tests that are used to measure individuals' emotional intelligence levels. In this unit, you will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical models and major tests of emotional intelligence. This will include critically evaluating major findings on emotional intelligence, and participating in practical demonstrations of how emotional intelligence is measured. This unit presents the evidence that emotional intelligence predicts major life outcomes such as job performance, school performance, health and wellbeing. In this unit, you will learn to apply these theoretical concepts and associated emotional, social and cognitive skills in practical exercises inclusive of personal reflections and a personal development plan. By completing this unit, you well develop a suite of theoretical and practical competencies that will enable you to apply emotional intelligence to your personal and professional life.
OLET1803 Digital Communication: Sound

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr James Humberstone Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: up to 2hrs of video lectures/week, 1 x 1hr problem based learning/week Assessment: 4 x peer reviews to the equivalent of 250wds (40%), 1 x presentation (10%), 1 x project (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit focuses on how sound can be used to present information effectively. It deals with audio recording techniques, and the creation of original music to add emotional weight to presentations, using sampling and synthesis techniques.
OLES2107 Digital Influence through Social Media

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr online seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd analysis of a social media campaign (20%), 10x100wd equivalent weekly online skills application (20%), 1x2000wd equivalent social media project (50%), 1x500wd reflection on group work (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit explores social media as an important communication process for a broad and diverse range of industries and organisations. It aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to become competent social media communicators and to critically analyse social media cultures. Students will explore the logics of platforms for interacting with audiences, publics and online communities, including professional networks. This OLE offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to provide theoretically informed and relevant training in social media communication.
OLET1135 Disability Awareness and Inclusivity

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online and 2x2hrs workshops in total Assessment: 3 x online quizzes (25%), 1 x video assignment (75%) Mode of delivery: Online
Disability is part of the human condition, and people with disability are an integral part of society. Being able to appropriately communicate and consult with people with disability is an important graduate quality. This unit of study introduces students to issues of language, communication with people with disability, collaboration and consultation, inclusive social and physical environments and spaces. By undertaking this unit, students will increase their understanding of attitudinal and environmental barriers and their impact on the full participation of people with disability in society. The video assignment (2cps) provides students the opportunity to put into practice the core concepts of this unit and relate them to their field of study.