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ARTS3000 – PACE: Social, Cultural and Ethical Action

2022 – Session 1, In person-scheduled-weekday, North Ryde

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Vince Scappatura
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
50cp at 2000 level or above and permission by special approval
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

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 arts.pace@mq.edu.au at least four weeks before the beginning of session.

Important Academic Dates

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Connect theoretical knowledge acquired in the cultural and social science disciplines and/or philosophy with the knowledge generated in the specific context of a real-world activity.
  • ULO2: Consider how discipline-specific critical frameworks can inform ethical, sustainable and inclusive practices during the activity.
  • ULO3: Integrate critical thinking and reflective practice into the activity, and develop self-management strategies to address challenges and enhance learning.
  • ULO4: Utilise individual and interpersonal skills that are necessary for navigating the interconnected and fast-paced current global workplace.

General Assessment Information

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 credits 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. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests, etc.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Project Work 30% No 03/06/2022
Reflective Essay 35% No 10/06/2022
Participation and engagement 35% No Ongoing

Project Work

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 0 hours
Due: 03/06/2022
Weighting: 30%

 

Students will complete a series of tasks towards a major project assigned by their workplace supervisors.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Connect theoretical knowledge acquired in the cultural and social science disciplines and/or philosophy with the knowledge generated in the specific context of a real-world activity.
  • Consider how discipline-specific critical frameworks can inform ethical, sustainable and inclusive practices during the activity.
  • Integrate critical thinking and reflective practice into the activity, and develop self-management strategies to address challenges and enhance learning.
  • Utilise individual and interpersonal skills that are necessary for navigating the interconnected and fast-paced current global workplace.

Reflective Essay

Assessment Type 1: Reflective Writing
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: 10/06/2022
Weighting: 35%

 

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.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Connect theoretical knowledge acquired in the cultural and social science disciplines and/or philosophy with the knowledge generated in the specific context of a real-world activity.
  • Consider how discipline-specific critical frameworks can inform ethical, sustainable and inclusive practices during the activity.
  • Utilise individual and interpersonal skills that are necessary for navigating the interconnected and fast-paced current global workplace.

Participation and engagement

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Ongoing
Weighting: 35%

 

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.

 

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Connect theoretical knowledge acquired in the cultural and social science disciplines and/or philosophy with the knowledge generated in the specific context of a real-world activity.
  • Consider how discipline-specific critical frameworks can inform ethical, sustainable and inclusive practices during the activity.
  • Integrate critical thinking and reflective practice into the activity, and develop self-management strategies to address challenges and enhance learning.
  • Utilise individual and interpersonal skills that are necessary for navigating the interconnected and fast-paced current global workplace.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Writing Centre for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Students enrolled in this mode will attend weekly seminars. Please see the timetables site for more information on the scheduling of these seminars.

These seminars will NOT be recorded. Regular participation in all activities is required as part of the participation component of the course. If you are not able to attend on-campus weekly, you should enrol in the online scheduled weekday offering of the unit.

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. Where possible regular times during classes will be allocated to group project meetings for students enrolled in this mode.

Unit Schedule

Week  

Seminar Topic

Notes

1

Intro

Projects will be advertised to students for preferencing during this week and will be open for selection for 1 week.

2

Discipline-specific activity

Project preferencing by students closes; student matching completed this week.

3

Partner briefings

Students will be notified of project they have been matched with prior to this week’s workshop.

4

Project management

 

5

Ethics

 

6

Working in Groups

 

7

Project Communication

 

Break

 

Good Friday: 15 April

Break

 

Easter Monday: 18 April

8

Discipline-specific activity

 

9

Work-in-progress presentations part 1

Group presentation this week or next: submit draft to partner 1 week before

10

Work-in-progress presentations part 2

Group presentation this week or previous: submit draft to partner 1 week before

11

Careers

 

12

Project debrief

 

13

Discipline-specific activity

 

Exam weeks

 

 

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