Inventing the Future
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On successful completion of the subject students should be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of:
- the distinctive features of Arts/humanities disciplines
- the role Arts/humanities disciplines play in helping us to understand our social and political worlds and their relevance to envisioning the future.
Students will also have gained practical skills to demonstrate:
- a capacity for critical reading, including the ability to analyse and interpret a range of texts from diverse Arts/humanities disciplines
- careful and coherent writing, and the ability to clearly communicate their ideas in written assignments
- strong interpersonal skills, including oral communication and the ability to show tolerance and respect for others and for views that are different to their own (online and in tutorials)
- to study and work independently.
- Where are we now?
- Where have we been?
- Where could we go?
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No special requirements
What might the future bring? How does it relate to the past? How it might be different from the present? Arts disciplines form the primary means by which humans ask questions of and understand their worlds. This subject explores how contending visions of the future shape the world we live in today and how our own visions might shape our world tomorrow. By examining such visions, you will develop your capacity for critical thinking, coherent writing, and sharing your ideas with others.
- Online discussions (15%)
- Media Analysis: Short Writing Exercise (20%)
- Essay (35%)
- Final Invigilated Exam (30%)