RETHINKING OUR HUMANITY

HUS1FAS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore some of the most interesting questions under discussion in the Humanities and Social Sciences today. Together, we will examine human culture, identity, diversity and uniqueness to better understand what it means to be human. The subject covers a range of topics that contemplate current and historical human narratives, considering a spectrum of humanity from our relationships with animals to the role of technology and artificial intelligence in our cyber-bound futures. The interdisciplinary nature of this subject allows questions about humanity to be viewed through multiple disciplinary lenses, including Sociology, English, Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies, History, Philosophy and Politics. The subject is delivered in small group seminars that allow you to connect with fellow students and work closely with a dedicated member of academic staff. We also train you in vital academic skills # such as critical thinking, effective research methods and the craft of academic writing # all of which are necessary for your success at university.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

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 on a regional campus, should complete this core subject in their first semester of enrollment.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Work collaboratively towards a common research goal.

Activities:
Group project, in-class discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Implement 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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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 (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Activities:
In-class discussions, group project, seminar exercises, critical analysis assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

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 Equivalent to 1200 wordsStaged essay writing assessment.30 02, 03, 04
Group Project Equivalent to 800 wordsIncludes an in-class research skills activity and an in-class group presentation.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Critical Reading Portfolio Equivalent to 2000 wordsFollowing the submission of an initial critical reading response worth 10%, students will work towards the submission of a portfolio of their three best critical reading responses from seven in-class activities across the semester.40 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

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 Equivalent to 1200 wordsStaged essay writing assessment.30 02, 03, 04
Group Project Equivalent to 800 wordsIncludes an in-class research skills activity and an in-class group presentation.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Critical Reading Portfolio Equivalent to 2000 wordsFollowing the submission of an initial critical reading response worth 10%, students will work towards the submission of a portfolio of their three best critical reading responses from seven in-class activities across the semester.40 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

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 Equivalent to 1200 wordsStaged essay writing assessment.30 02, 03, 04
Group Project Equivalent to 800 wordsIncludes an in-class research skills activity and an in-class group presentation.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Critical Reading Portfolio Equivalent to 2000 wordsFollowing the submission of an initial critical reading response worth 10%, students will work towards the submission of a portfolio of their three best critical reading responses from seven in-class activities across the semester.40 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

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 Equivalent to 1200 wordsStaged essay writing assessment.30 02, 03, 04
Group Project Equivalent to 800 wordsIncludes an in-class research skills activity and an in-class group presentation.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Critical Reading Portfolio Equivalent to 2000 wordsFollowing the submission of an initial critical reading response worth 10%, students will work towards the submission of a portfolio of their three best critical reading responses from seven in-class activities across the semester.40 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

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 Equivalent to 1200 wordsStaged essay writing assessment.30 02, 03, 04
Group Project Equivalent to 800 wordsIncludes an in-class research skills activity and an in-class group presentation.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Critical Reading Portfolio Equivalent to 2000 wordsFollowing the submission of an initial critical reading response worth 10%, students will work towards the submission of a portfolio of their three best critical reading responses from seven in-class activities across the semester.40 02, 03, 04