Government-Business Relations/FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions for 6606 Government-Business Relations:

Are lectures video recorded?[edit]

Yes. All lectures are video recorded and will be available via links provided on this site.

Am I required to attend lectures and tutorials?[edit]

Yes. Although some activities are conducted online, this is designed to be a face-to-face unit. However, all lectures will be video-recorded. Please note that you are required to attend a two-hour Final Exam during the exam period and you MUST attempt all assessment items to pass this unit.

Am I required to attend both lectures?[edit]

No. You can attend either lecture, or both, or none. It is up to you. Please note that the content of both lectures is the same, but since this is a large class and many students in the Faculty of Business, Government & Law work full-time, we offer two lecture times. Both lectures are video-recorded.

Do I need to provide a preference for my lecture time?[edit]

No. You can attend any lecture and attendance is not recorded at lectures.

There are two different types of tutorials. Do I need to enrol in both?[edit]

No. If you want to use your own computer or mobile device, then you should select a "Bring Own Computer To The Class" tutorial. However, if you do not have your own device or you would prefer to use one of the University's computers, then you should enrol in one of the "Computers Supplied in Computer Lab" tutorials.

What does "face-to-face and online (F2FO)" mode mean?[edit]

Face-to-face and online (F2FO) mode means that all lectures are video-recorded and some tutorial activities will be conducted online. Please note that you will be required to attend the Final Exam in accordance with the exam timetable.

What are the assessment items for this unit?[edit]

This unit is assessed as follows:

NOTE: To pass this unit, you MUST submit all assessment items AND obtain a minimum of 40% in the final exam AND obtain a mark of at least 50% overall.

  • Assignment 1: Referencing & Researching Activity (Blog, 500 words): 20% (Due 5pm Friday Week 5)
  • Assignment 2: Academic Essay (Blog, 2,000 words): 40% (Due 9am Friday Week 12)
  • Assignment 3: Final Exam 80 multiple choice questions, 2 hours (Exam Period)
  • Total: 100%

What is the textbook for this unit?[edit]

The textbook for this an e-text. Please see the unit Moodle site for details.

What if I don't like reading online?[edit]

This unit is specifically designed to be paperless (except for the Final Exam). There are two reasons for this: (1) "Paperless" means less impact on the environment in accordance with the University of Canberra's strategy; and (2) Learning to screen-read is an essential skill in today's fast-paced business environment. There are still plenty of opportunities to use paper-based materials (such as library books or in other units) but this unit deliberately requires you to operate in a paperless environment.

How do I count the total number of words in my essay?[edit]

Easy. The number of words includes the first word of the first sentence of your assignment to the last word of the last sentence of your assignment. The reference list is not included in the word count but in-text referencing does count. The easiest way to check the number of words in your assignment is to copy and paste your work into http://www.wordcounttool.com/ and click "Submit". This will give you the number of words. In this unit, the number of words is prescribed, but you have a +/-10% leeway. For example, a 2,000 word essay means your word count should be between 1,800 words and 2,200 words.