Ideas and Identity
Navigate the birth, evolution and communication of ideas. Explain how they can be powerful enough to change the world. Address the role of the individual and the community in the spread of ideas. Discuss ideas about truth, representation and violence.
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Subjects may require attendance
- 26 Aug 2019
- 02 Mar 2020
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- recognise different disdegrees in disciplines and understand that disciplines have their own modes of inquiry, terminology and methodology;
- identify commonalities and differences among the disciplines concerning the interpretation of an historical event and social issue;
- identify, analyse and understand an argument concerning an historical event and/or social issue;
- discuss an historical event and an issue from the perspective of the major discipline areas covered in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities;
- present a cogent argument on an historical event and/or issue, demonstrating analytical thinking, research skills, the use of key terminology and appropriate referencing.
- Topic 1: The individual and the community
- Topic 2: Violence
- Topic 3: Truth and representation
- Topic 4: The good life
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
It is recommended that an SSK subject be completed before commencing this subject.
No special requirements
This subject explores the power of ideas to change the world, focusing on their birth, transmission, evolution, and global impacts.
Through the study of selected themes, such as violence or the relationship between the individual and the community, students are introduced to the ideas and approaches central to the arts, social sciences and humanities, and are invited to reflect on competing moral and social arguments.
Writing and critical thinking skills are a core focus of the subject.
- Response Paper: 600 words (20%)
- Online Forum (15%)
- Invigilated closed book exam (30%)
- 1500 word essay (35%)
Textbooks are not required.
Textbook information is pending.
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