IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

HUS1TEN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this interdisciplinary subject we explore some of the most influential ideas in the history of the West including: freedom, imperialism, secularisation and the individual. The subject traces the origins of these ideas and their manifestation in the world today. It is delivered in small seminars, allowing you to work closely with fellow students and your academic seminar leader. This subject will help you identify and critically evaluate some of the central ideas underpinning public discussion on a range of political and cultural issues both contemporary and historical. It will provide you with a solid foundation of cultural knowledge, which will be invaluable as you continue your studies. The disciplines studied in this subject include: Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, English, History, Media and Communications, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, and Sustainability and Development.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara James

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 conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of core ideas and debates that have revolutionised societies.

Activities:
Group Project, Research Project, Seminar Exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Demonstrate research skills, including the ability to effectively access, and evaluate the quality of electronic and paper-based archival materials.

Activities:
Research project, group project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Practice critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills in academic tasks of reading, writing and public speaking.

Activities:
Research Project,Group Project, Seminar Exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Demonstrate effective communication skills through oral and written exercise.

Activities:
Seminar Exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Develop effective research and writing skills through a step-by-step writing process facilitated by academic mentors.

Activities:
Research Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

06. Work collaboratively to formulate an innovative response to a challenge to freedom in 21st Century Australia, forging partnerships and resolving complex problems creatively.

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

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara James

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online 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.
"Each seminar includes collaborative problem-based learning in small groups (face to face)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group work and presentation (1200-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 06
Individual research project (2000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05
Seminar activities (800-word equivalent)20 01, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara James

Class requirements

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.
"Each seminar includes collaborative problem-based learning in small groups (face to face)"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online via LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group work and presentation (1200-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 06
Individual research project (2000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05
Seminar activities (800-word equivalent)20 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara James

Class requirements

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.
"Each seminar includes collaborative problem-based learning in small groups (face to face)"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online via LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group work and presentation (1200-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 06
Individual research project (2000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05
Seminar activities (800-word equivalent)20 01, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara James

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online 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.
"Each seminar includes collaborative problem-based learning in small groups (face to face)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group work and presentation (1200-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 06
Individual research project (2000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05
Seminar activities (800-word equivalent)20 01, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara James

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online 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.
"Each seminar includes collaborative problem-based learning in small groups (face to face)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group work and presentation (1200-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 06
Individual research project (2000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05
Seminar activities (800-word equivalent)20 01, 03, 04