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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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJuliane Roemhild

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesIn-class discussions, group project, seminar exercises, critical analysis assessment.

Capstone subjectNo

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Work collaboratively towards a common research goal.
02. Implement critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills in academic tasks of reading, writing, and presentation to peers.
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.
04. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

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