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ARTX1000 – Humanities and the World

2020 – Session 1, Fully online/virtual

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Panos Vlachopoulos
Ava Parsemain
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

How does studying the humanities, creative arts and social sciences benefit society? What are their contributions to the fast-evolving world of work? Studying these disciplines will open you to examining the entirety of the human condition and will encourage you to grapple with the complex personal, historical, societal and moral issues ever-present in life. This unit is an interdisciplinary introduction to the main approaches, methods and issues in the study of humanities, creative arts and social sciences, with particular emphasis on the key transferable skills which 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, creative arts and social sciences respond to life by making significant contributions to addressing complex situations - personal and professional. In addition, you will develop essential skills and strategies needed to succeed as a Bachelor of Arts student. These skills will be applicable to each of the subject disciplines that constitute the Bachelor of Arts. The unit will prepare you for the completion of your studies in the final Arts Capstone unit.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Differentiate between disciplinary approaches, concepts and methods in the study of the humanities.
  • ULO2: Recognise and advocate for the role of the humanities in the society.
  • ULO3: Appreciate what transferable skills are required to succeed in contemporary life and in the workplace.
  • ULO4: Reflect on their learning and develop learning strategies for their studies across the Bachelor of Arts.

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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Any references to on-campus delivery below may no longer be relevant due to COVID-19.

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This online unit is offered in the form of online activities (quizzes, online discussions, online reflections) complemented with online videos and recordings of the face-to-face lectures delivered by various guest lecturers. 

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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