RETHINKING OUR HUMANITY

HUS1FAS

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this interdisciplinary core subject for the Bachelor of Arts we explore what it means to be human in contemporary Australian society. Rethinking Our Humanity will examine the human experience through topics such as the value of art, the pursuit of happiness, and the shape of our human future. As well as exploring the boundaries of what it means to be human, we also seek to practice and develop critical academic skills that will be necessary to your success as a student. The subject is delivered in small group seminar settings that allow you to connect with fellow students and a member of academic staff.

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 the scope, methods and subject matter of the humanities and social sciences as a diverse, yet related, field of academic inquiry.

Activities:
Collaborative multi-media project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Apply critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills to the academic tasks of reading, writing and public speaking.

Activities:
Collaborative multi-media project, seminar exercises, writing project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Collaborative multi-media project, seminar exercises, writing project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Collaborative multi-media project, seminar exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"LMS Content"

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment30 01, 02, 03
Exam30 01, 02, 03
Group project20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises20 01, 02, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"LMS Content"

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 blended.
"Rooms need computers, digital projectors, moveable tables and chairs, and a whiteboard."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment30 01, 02, 03
Exam30 01, 02, 03
Group project20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises20 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"LMS Content"

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 blended.
"Rooms need computers, digital projectors, moveable tables and chairs, and a whiteboard."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment30 01, 02, 03
Exam30 01, 02, 03
Group project20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises20 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuinn Eades

Class requirements

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

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 blended.
"Rooms need computers, digital projectors, moveable tables and chairs, and a whiteboard."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment30 01, 02, 03
Exam30 01, 02, 03
Group project20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises20 01, 02, 04

Mildura, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"LMS Content"

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 blended.
"Rooms need computers, digital projectors, moveable tables and chairs, and a whiteboard."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment30 01, 02, 03
Exam30 01, 02, 03
Group project20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises20 01, 02, 04

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"LMS Content"

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 blended.
"Rooms need computers, digital projectors, moveable tables and chairs, and a whiteboard."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Analysis Assessment30 01, 02, 03
Exam30 01, 02, 03
Group project20 01, 02, 03, 04
Seminar exercises20 01, 02, 04