ARTS 1007 - The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code ARTS 1007 Course The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media Coordinating Unit Humanites & Social Sciences Office Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Liberty and freedom are fundamental values in Australia and many countries, and regularly appear in news stories and public debates. This course explores how ideas and concepts around liberty are mediated by technology, media formats, and social-political formations. It takes an interdisciplinary perspective by drawing from various approaches and disciplines in the Faculty of Arts to explore how research and enquiry are undertaken in these different disciplinary contexts. The course also builds important academic literacies directly into the curriculum through regular Small Group Discovery Experiences, where students explore areas of interest guided by an expert academic. In this way, students develop their skills and confidence in undertaking their own independent research, thus preparing them for success in their chosen program of study in the Faculty of Arts.
Course Coordinator: Dr Chad HabelEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Chad Habel
Professor Han Balthussen
Dr Anna Goldsworthy
Professor Aaron Corn
Dr Douglas Bardsley
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Monday 2pm-4pm Lower Napier LG 24 (20772): Chad Habel: email@example.com
Tuesday 8am-10am Lower Napier LG 24 (20764): Benjamin Madden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 10am-12pm Lower Napier LG 24 (22903): Aaron Corn: Aaron.email@example.com
Tuesday 12pm-2pm Lower Napier LG24 (20773): Tiziana Torresi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 2pm-4pm Lower Napier LG24 (20765): Benjamin Madden: email@example.com
Wednesday 10am-12pm Lower Napier LG 24 (20762): Martin Bailey: Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 12pm-2pm Lower Napier 24 (20768):Charles Bodman Rae: Charles.email@example.com
Wednesday 2pm-4pm Lower Napier LG 24 (20761): Kirsty Whitman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 2pm-4pm Lower Napier LG 24 (20767): Martin Bailey: Martin.email@example.com
Friday 10am-12pm Lower Napier 24 (20770): Anthony Pak Poy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 1pm-3pm Lower Napier LG 24 (20766): Charles Bodman Rae: email@example.com
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1 Undertake research that is relevant to the real world 2 Locate, access and evaluate information including both primary and secondary source material 3 Develop scholarly arguments using evidence 4 Argue, in writing and orally, a position using evidence based on research 5 Cite sources both in text and orally, and provide a complete reference list 6 Engage in scholarly discussions via technology 7 Analyse contemporary issues across disciplines 8 Analyse primary 'texts' such as video, images, music, games, literature and visual art 9 Collaborate in small groups to discover knowledge
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 3, 7 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1 - 9 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1 - 9 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
6, 9 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1, 5, 9 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
3, 6, 8, 9
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Annotated Bibliography Individual; formative/summative 10% 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 Research Essay Individual; formative/summative 40% 4, 5, 7 Climate Change Stakeholder Video Presentation Group; formative/summative 15% 4, 5, 6, 9 Climate Change Mock Summit Questions Group; formative/summative 15% 1, 3, 4, 7, 9 Online engagement Individual; formative; ongoing 20% 1-9
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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