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Contact via emailLecturer & Discipline Convenor, Politics and International Relations
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Contact via emailDiscipline Convenor, Anthropology
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50cp at 2000 level or above and permission by special approval
ARTS3000 is a unit in the Bachelor of Arts PACE option set. In this unit students will be organised in small groups and will have the opportunity to apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills from anthropology, cultural studies, indigenous studies, gender studies, geography, philosophy, social justice, politics and international relations, sociology, and/or environment, society and law, to a real-world activity which will be sourced by the Arts PACE team. Students will engage with a partner organisation from either the university, corporate, government or not-for-profit sector, and contribute to a community outreach, advocacy, consultancy or research project. Students will bring to their activity a sensitivity to, and appreciation of the complexity of the cultural and social world, while making a positive contribution to an organisation and/or community. The activity will be supported by five on-campus workshops and through online modules and discussion forums. Through these, students will be prompted to connect cultural, social and ethical theory to practice, reflect on skill and knowledge development, road-test possible careers and set goals for the future. Please direct queries, including questions about eligibility and application requirements, to the Faculty of Arts PACE staff through email@example.com at least four weeks before the beginning of session.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Late Assessment Submission Penalty
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.
Please contact the Unit Convenor as soon as possible if you are experiencing any difficulties in meeting deadlines in this unit.
|Participation and engagement||35%||No||ongoing|
|Project Work||30%||No||5pm Friday Week 13: 17:00 05/11/2021|
|Reflective Essay||35%||No||5pm Friday First Exam week: 17:00 12/11/2021|
Students are required to actively discuss required readings and complete activities in class and online, and must attend the presentation of projects by industry partners and a group work-in-progress presentation to the partners before submitting the final project work. Attendance at a) the briefing and b) the work-in-progress presentation is strongly encouraged, as through participation in these activities students will a) learn about the scope of their overall project and partner requirements and b) gain valuable feedback on the conduct of their project.
Students will complete a series of tasks towards a major project assigned by their workplace supervisors.
This task is designed for students to synthesise their academic and vocational knowledge and present it in the form of a reflective essay. The essay consists of a background section on the industry partner, a reflective section on the student's role within the organisation during the project, and a context section connecting what the student has experienced and learned during the project, including links to relevant theoretical idea(s) and/or discipline-specific knowledge, and how these have been applied to the activity. The essay will be accompanied by an individual log of hours and tasks completed towards the group project. At the end of the session workplace supervisors will assess students' performance and the supervisor’s report will be used to inform assessment of this task.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Students enrolled in 'infrequent' mode will attend 5 x 2hr online synchronous workshops (offered in Weeks 1, 3, 5, 9 or 10, & 12) and also complete supplementary weekly activities on ilearn. Please see the timetables site for more information on the scheduling of these workshops.
These workshops will be recorded, and if students miss any of these 5 workshops (including the group presentations in weeks 9 or 10), alternative activities based on readings and recorded material will be assigned for students to complete in their own time during the week of that workshop. Regular participation in all activities (including these alternative, online activities) is required as part of the participation component of the course.
As this is a PACE unit, students will also be required to attend activities and meetings scheduled by partner organisations outside class time, as well as participate in regular group project meetings at mutually convenient times devised by each student group.
Week/Weekly Topic/Workshop Date/Time
(all workshops via zoom, Thursdays 2-4pm)
1 A: Intro/29 July, 2-4pm
2 No workshop: Other self-directed activity*: Discipline-specific activity via ilearn
3 B: Partner briefings/12 August, 2-4pm
4 No workshop: Other self-directed activity*: Project Management activity via ilearn
5 C: Ethics/26 August, 2-4pm
6 No workshop: Other self-directed activity*: Working in Groups activity via ilearn
7 No workshop: Other self-directed activity*: Project Communication activity via ilearn
8 No workshop: Other self-directed activity*: Discipline-specific activity via ilearn
9 D1: work-in-progress presentations Part 1/7 October, 2-4pm
10 D2: work-in-progress presentations Part 2/14 October, 2-4pm
11 No workshop: Other self-directed activity*: Careers activity via ilearn
12 E: Project debrief/28 October, 2-4pm
13 No workshop: Other self-directed activity*: Discipline-specific activity via ilearn
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This unit incorporates expanded and diverse cohorts of Arts Majors in 2021. The unit's name, description and assessment structure has been changed to reflect these changes.