IDEAS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

HUS1TEN

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this Foundation Subject for the Bachelor of Arts, you explore some of the most influential ideas in the history of the West including: democracy, imperialism and romantic love. The subject traces the origins of these ideas and their manifestation in the world today. The subject is delivered in small seminar-style classes, 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 the public discussion on a range of political and cultural issues and will provide you with a solid foundation of cultural knowledge which will be invaluable as you continue your studies. As you work to discover, to reflect on, and to report about a single great innovating idea, you receive guidance, step-by-step, on how to become a confident and independent researcher.

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 conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of some of the foundational ideas and debates that have revolutionized societies and our understandings of both individuals and society.

Activities:
Online activities, Group project, Research project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Develop and demonstrate research skills, including the ability to effectively access electronic and paper-based archival materials.

Activities:
Research project, group project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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

Activities:
Research project, group project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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

Activities:
Research project, group project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

05. Work collaboratively on team projects with other students and further demonstrate an understanding of effective team management and conflict resolution skills.

Activities:
Group project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online via LMS content."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 days seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation (1200-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research project (2000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online pre-seminar activities (800-word equivalent)20 01

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online via LMS content."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 days seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation (1200-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research project (2000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online pre-seminar activities (800-word equivalent)20 01

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 days collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered online via LMS content."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 days seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation (1200-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research project (2000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online pre-seminar activities (800-word equivalent)20 01