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ARTS1000 – Humanities and the World

2022 – Session 2, In person-scheduled-weekday, North Ryde

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor
James Mackenzie
719, Level 7, 25B Wally's Walk
By appointment
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to BArts (Single or double degrees)
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

What do the humanities, arts, and social sciences comprise and how do they benefit society? How do they contribute to the rapidly changing world of work? This unit is an interdisciplinary introduction to the main methods used and issues considered in the study of the humanities, arts, and social sciences, with particular reference to the key transferable skills that 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, arts, and social sciences respond to complex problems and social challenges. In addition, you will develop essential skills and strategies to succeed as a Bachelor of Arts student, which are also applicable to the subject disciplines that constitute the degree.

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: Identify different disciplinary approaches and methods applied in the study of the humanities.
  • ULO2: Recognise and advocate for the role of the humanities in the society.
  • ULO3: Understand 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.

General Assessment Information

The unit is worth 10 credit points, which equates to 150 hours of work; therefore, you should expect to commit an average of 10 hours of your time per week to this unit including all scheduled and unscheduled activities as well as preparing and executing the assessment tasks.

Late submission penalty

The University's late submission policy is as follows: Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, a 5% penalty (of the total possible mark) will be applied each day a written assessment is not submitted, up until the 7th day (including weekends). After the 7th day, a mark of ‘0’ (zero) will be awarded even if the assessment is submitted. Submission time for all written assessments is set at 11.55pm. A 1-hour grace period is provided to students who experience a technical issue.

This late penalty will apply to written reports and recordings only. Late submission of time sensitive tasks (such as tests/exams, performance assessments/presentations, scheduled practical assessments/labs) will be addressed by the unit convenor in a Special consideration application. Special consideration outcome may result in a new question or topic.

Important note on final marks

Please note with respect to the marks you receive for work during the session: that the marks given are indicative only. Final marks will be determined after moderation. See further the note on Results in the Policies and Procedures section below.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Skills Portfolio 60% Yes 23:55pm on 29/08/2022 and 23:55pm on 10/10/2022
Team Based Learning 40% Yes 23:55pm on 02/10/2022 and 23:55pm on 30/10/2022

Skills Portfolio

Assessment Type 1: Portfolio
Indicative Time on Task 2: 60 hours
Due: 23:55pm on 29/08/2022 and 23:55pm on 10/10/2022
Weighting: 60%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

 

A collection of evidence of skills development

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify different disciplinary approaches and methods applied in the study of the humanities.
  • Understand what transferable skills are required to succeed in contemporary life and in the workplace.
  • Reflect on their learning and develop learning strategies for their studies across the Bachelor of Arts.

Team Based Learning

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: 23:55pm on 02/10/2022 and 23:55pm on 30/10/2022
Weighting: 40%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

 

iLearn quizzes and application tasks

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify different disciplinary approaches and methods applied in the study of the humanities.
  • Recognise and advocate for the role of the humanities in the society.
  • Understand what transferable skills are required to succeed in contemporary life and in the 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

Lectures

A one-hour lecture will take place on-campus each Thursday from 12pm-1pm (21 Wallys Walk - Macquarie Theatre). This lecture will be live-streamed simultaneously via Echo360 (follow the Echo link on the unit iLearn site). A recording of the lecture will also be made available for later viewing. 

Tutorials

'In Person Scheduled' and 'Online Scheduled' students will attend a weekly tutorial class, either on campus or via Zoom. 'Online Flexible' students will also be given access to the tutorial materials, but will meet with their tutor and peers via an asynchronous, online forum each week.

Team Based Learning (TBL) quizzes

Please note: TBL quizzes will be completed fully online. If you miss a graded quiz but have been approved for Special Consideration, you may be required to complete an alternative, written assignment. 

Unit Schedule

Please note that the scheduled topics may be subject to change during the semester.

Week Lecture  Tutorial Assessments
1 Introduction to the Humanities Organisational Skills  
2 Introduction to Law and Justice Ethical Behaviour  
3 Law, justice and ethics Assessing critical reflection  
4 TBL, Skills Portfolio 1 Drop-in session TBL-0 quiz completed online for practice only - non-graded
5 Module 1 summary FAT1  
6 Introduction to Modes of Communication Adobe Creative Cloud Introduction Skills Portfolio 1 Critical Reflection due Monday 29/08 (30%)
7 Infographics Designing an infographic   
8 Reading Greta, Skills Portfolio 2 Drop-in session TBL-1 quiz completed online worth 20%
9 Module 2 summary FAT2  
10 Introduction to Work Critical analysis practice Skills Portfolio 2 Infographic Poster due Monday 10/10 (30%)
11 The future of work BA Hub   
12 Module 3 summary Drop-in session TBL-2 quiz completed online worth 20%
13 Unit review FAT3  

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

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

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/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

Academic Integrity

At Macquarie, we believe academic integrity – honesty, respect, trust, responsibility, fairness and courage – is at the core of learning, teaching and research. We recognise that meeting the expectations required to complete your assessments can be challenging. So, we offer you a range of resources and services to help you reach your potential, including free online writing and maths support, academic skills development and wellbeing consultations.

Student Support

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

The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre provides resources to develop your English language proficiency, academic writing, and communication skills.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Services and Support

Macquarie University offers a range of Student Support Services including:

Student Enquiries

Got a question? Ask us via AskMQ, or contact Service Connect.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes from Previous Offering

Assessments have been changed slightly since session 1 but the categories remain the same