Non-Award | CUR-UNR04 | 2024
Introduction to Humanities
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Get a snapshot of how people fit into the systems that govern the world. Mark the differences that set apart cultural beliefs, values and identity. Look to politics and the economy. Understand how these disparate elements help shape a society.
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- Study method
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- Start dates
- 27 May 2024,
- 25 Nov 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
Introduction to Humanities
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- illustrate the diverse and creative ways in which human activity is organised
- analyse the relationships between complex human systems
- examine the ways in which self and society are constructed
- explain the synergies and tensions between societal and individual freedoms and responsibilities.
- Values and Systems
- Economic Systems
- Political Systems
- Cultural Beliefs and Values
- Cultural Identity and Race
- Cultural Diversity
- Expression, Freedom and Attitudes
- Heritage and Stewardship
- Environment and Ethics
- Resources and Sustainability
- Technological Access and Economic Power
- Communication, Creativity and Knowledge Sharing
This subject explores the interrelationships of people with and within systems. Students will explore themes related to society, culture, environment and technology and their reciprocal impacts. The subject seeks to develop students understanding of self as part of diverse and complex systems viewed through a critical lens.
Please Note: This subject cannot be used as credit towards a university degree. However, it is designed to enable students to qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree.
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