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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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Study method
100% online
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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:

    1. Identify different disciplinary approaches and methods applied in the study of the humanities.
    2. Recognise and advocate for the role of the humanities in society.
    3. Understand what transferable skills are required to succeed in contemporary life and in the workplace.
    4. Reflect on your earning and develop learning strategies for your studies across the Bachelor of Arts.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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