Arts & Humanities

Prerequisites: none

Semester 1

Rethinking our humanity

In this interdisciplinary subject for the Bachelor of Arts we explore some of the most interesting questions that are under discussion in the University today.

In ‘Rethinking Our Humanity’ we examine the human experience, the complexity of human identity, and the shape of our human future. We also seek to practice and develop the critical academic capabilities that are necessary to your success as an undergraduate student. The subject is delivered in small group seminar settings that allow you to connect with fellow students and a dedicated member of academic staff.

Duration: weekly

  • 1 hour online activity
  • 2 hour seminar blended mode

Semester 2

Ideas that shook the world

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. This subject addresses the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential by asking you to think creatively, work collaboratively, and respond to real-world scenarios and issues in 21st Century Australia.

Duration: weekly

  • 2 hour seminar blended mode
  • 1 hour online activity