RETHINKING OUR HUMANITY

HUS1FAS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this core interdisciplinary subject for the Bachelor of Arts we explore some of the most interesting questions that are under discussion in the University today. In "Rethinking Our Humanity" we examine the human experience, the complexity of human identity, and the shape of our human future. We also seek to practice and develop the critical academic capabilities that are necessary to your success as an undergraduate student. The subject is delivered in small group seminars that allow you to connect with fellow students and a dedicated member of academic staff. Disciplines studied in this subject include Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Legal Studies, English, Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies, History, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology. 


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Ordinarily, students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts should complete this core subject in their first semester of enrolment.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Work collaboratively towards a common research goal in small groups over several weeks, resulting in a presentation.

Activities:
Group project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Practice critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills in academic tasks of reading, writing, and presentation to peers.

Activities:
Group project, seminar exercises, critical analysis assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Demonstrate research skills including the ability to effectively access, and evaluate the quality of, electronic and paper-based archival materials, and to understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative research.

Activities:
Group project, seminar exercises, critical analysis assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Demonstrate effective communication through the practice of oral and written communication.

Activities:
Group project, seminar exercises, critical analysis assessment, exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Differentiate between primary and secondary sources and produce a written analysis of these sources.

Activities:
Critical analysis assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

06. Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and recall subject-related concepts and scholarship in a written exam.

Activities:
Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture delivered via LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Collaborative learning in small groups"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment 1,200 words30 02, 03, 04, 05
Exam Equivalent to 1,200 words30 04, 06
Group project Equivalent to 800 words20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises Equivalent to 800 words20 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture delivered via LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Collaborative learning in small groups"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment 1,200 words30 02, 03, 04, 05
Exam Equivalent to 1,200 words30 04, 06
Group project Equivalent to 800 words20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises Equivalent to 800 words20 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture delivered via LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Collaborative learning in small groups"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment 1,200 words30 02, 03, 04, 05
Exam Equivalent to 1,200 words30 04, 06
Group project Equivalent to 800 words20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises Equivalent to 800 words20 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture delivered via LMS"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Collaborative learning in small groups"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment 1,200 words30 02, 03, 04, 05
Exam Equivalent to 1,200 words30 04, 06
Group project Equivalent to 800 words20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises Equivalent to 800 words20 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture delivered via LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Collaborative learning in small groups"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment 1,200 words30 02, 03, 04, 05
Exam Equivalent to 1,200 words30 04, 06
Group project Equivalent to 800 words20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises Equivalent to 800 words20 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Online lecture delivered via LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Collaborative learning in small groups"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment 1,200 words30 02, 03, 04, 05
Exam Equivalent to 1,200 words30 04, 06
Group project Equivalent to 800 words20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises Equivalent to 800 words20 02, 03, 04