We are all looking towards a tomorrow that we cannot predict. The Humanities helps us understand our past, influence our present, and imagine our future. Each year, this unit will tackle a vital cultural, environmental, and/or humanitarian topic from multiple perspectives. Students will work independently and together to engage critically and creatively with the topic, and to build their capacity to make connections between their research and contemporary issues.
|Unit name||Contemporary Issues in the Humanities|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||English|Global Cultures and Languages|History and Classics|Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Hannah Stark|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Critically reflect on contemporary issues in the Humanities from disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives
- Use a range of research strategies and methodologies to construct, manage and deliver independent research
- Demonstrate proficiency in effective communication using a range of media to disseminate knowledge
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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This unit is taught intensively during the first six weeks of the semester. There are 2 x 2 hour scheduled seminars (a total of 4 hours of class time) each week during the first six weeks of the semester. These seminars are discussion-based and will be available simultaneously in person and via zoom.
|Assessment||Critical Reflection (40%)|Seminar participation (10%)|Negotiated Project (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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