Undergraduate | MAQ-ARTX1000 | 2023
Humanities and the World
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An introduction to the study of the humanities, arts, and social sciences at university—and a gateway to your arts degree. Open your mind to culture, philosophy, and language. Build transferrable skills in critical thinking, research, and analysis.
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- Start dates
- 20 Feb 2023,
- 24 July 2023,
- 11 Dec 2023,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
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Humanities and the World
About this subject
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Identify different disciplinary approaches and methods applied in the study of the humanities.
- Recognise and advocate for the role of the humanities in society.
- Understand what transferable skills are required to succeed in contemporary life and in the workplace.
- Reflect on your earning and develop learning strategies for your studies across the Bachelor of Arts.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
Please note: This subject is available in Macquarie Semester 3, which is an intensive semester that spans only 5 intensive teaching weeks, plus a mid-semester recess and an assessment period. Students are advised to enrol in only one or two subjects in Semester 3. Students who would prefer to take the unit over 13 teaching weeks should enrol in the Semester 1 or Session 2 offering.
What do the humanities, arts, and social sciences comprise and how do they benefit society? How do they contribute to the rapidly changing world of work? This unit is an interdisciplinary introduction to the main methods used and issues considered in the study of the humanities, arts, and social sciences, with particular reference to the key transferable skills that you will develop in your learning journey through the Bachelor of Arts. Case studies drawn from a variety of disciplines and real-life situations will be employed to illustrate the ways in which the humanities, arts, and social sciences respond to complex problems and social challenges. In addition, you will develop essential skills and strategies to succeed as a Bachelor of Arts student, which are also applicable to the subject disciplines that constitute the degree.
The grading requirement for the unit is Pass/Fail.
Students who fail a Skills Portfolio assignment will receive feedback outlining what parts need to be improved and given the opportunity to re-submit their corrected work in order to pass the hurdle.
Students who fail a quiz will be given a supplementary task in order to pass the hurdle.
- Skills Portfolio 2 (20%)
- Skills Portfolio 1 (30%)
- Skills Portfolio 3 (40%)
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