Knowledge in Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
- 31 Jul 2023
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At the completion of this subject students would be able to:
- Apply university study skills such as note-taking, researching literature, referencing, and critically evaluating academic argument
- Communicate ideas, theories, and analysis orally and in writing with adherence to academic conventions
- Conceptual understandings of knowledge in the social sciences, arts and humanities
- Demonstrated understanding and application of the purposes and processes of social change
- Apply a range of independent and collaborative learning skills such as time management, self-regulation, social and emotional learning, effective communication, and teamwork.
- In Knowledge in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, we build on academic skills and disciplinary concepts. Rather than studying specific subjects, students will be asked to explore an area of interest under the theme of ‘Social Change’. This broad scope gives students the opportunity to explore their passions (anything from pop-culture to genetic engineering and everything in between!) while at the same time developing strong academic foundations for their future studies. They will also learn how to express these ideas in writing, develop well-researched arguments and think critically about the world around them. The style of the course activates students to develop confidence and become independent learners in a supportive environment.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
No additional requirements
This unit consists of a series of engaging topics which introduce students to knowledge in the social sciences, humanities and arts. Students explore the concept of social change, building on academic skills such as critical reading, analysis, essay writing and referencing.
- Mini Quizzes (10%)
- Participation (10%)
- Essay and Essay Plan (40%)
- Journal and Oral Presentation (30%)
- Summary, Paraphrase and Critical Analysis (10%)
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