Engaging in the Humanities
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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
Students will learn how to find information and to communicate their ideas effectively and professionally in the context of the Humanities. In particular, the unit will focus on researching using both print and online texts, referencing, developing an argument, understanding the conventions of academic genres, revising and editing, giving oral presentations, working collaboratively, and reflective practice. Skills will be developed via researching and writing academic essays, giving online presentations, reflecting on the process of learning, and engaging with peers in online communities.
Students will have the option of focusing on media and culture, visual culture, or social issues.
- Assessment — Tasks, research & tests (30%)
- Essay — Short research essay (10%)
- Presentation — Presentation & reflection (30%)
- Research Essay — Major research essay (30%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- find, evaluate and synthesise information in specific contexts for scholarly and research purposes
- demonstrate appropriate communication skills for the learning context
- demonstrate critical, creative and reflective thinking skills for the learning context
- articulate understandings of the language, concepts and practices of the learning context, and of themselves as students.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|2||Referencing, plagiarism, finding and reading texts|
|3||Evaluating texts from discipline|
|4||Context discussion (scholarly contexts of reading)|
|5||Genre and styles|
|6||Synthesising research (integrating, quoting, graphics)|
|8||Evaluating feedback and revising|
|9||Intercultural communication; Indigenous culture|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), Curtin University
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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