ARTS 1007 - The Enquiring Mind: Arts of Engagement
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ARTS 1007 Course The Enquiring Mind: Arts of Engagement Coordinating Unit Humanites & Social Sciences Office Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 3 hours per week Restrictions Students enrolled in Humanities and Social Sciences Programs Course Description This course takes the position that the pursuit of knowledge is the fundamental purpose of university education. It aims to enthuse and equip commencing students through the interdisciplinary presentation of broad perspectives (the `Big' Questions) in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the systematic teaching of the key academic skills required in scholarly enquiry. As well as the more traditional forms of university teaching including lectures and tutorials/seminars, the course provides intensive Small Group Discovery Experiences where a sense of collaborative endeavour is established as key questions are explored, and students gain confidence in pursuing their own investigations.
Course Coordinator: Professor Rachel Ankeny
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Understand the ways in which meaning is made through various representational forms, including language, film, art, and music 2 Comprehend the importance of cultural difference and diversity in interpreting representational forms 3 Recognise the nature of research and its relevance to the real world 4 Locate, access and evaluate information including both primary and secondary source material through the preparation of assessment tasks 5 Apply academic conventions in assessment tasks, including principles of intellectual honesty and respect 6 Use technologies appropriate to the university learning environment 7 Analyse contemporary issues central to the Humanities and Social Sciences 8 Operate effectively in small groups in the discovery of knowledge, and in the preparation and presentation of research based on that discovery 9 Communicate coherent, evidence-based arguments in written and spoken forms
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) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 7 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 5, 8, 9 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 6 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1
Required ResourcesTo be announced.
Recommended ResourcesTo be announced.
Online LearningAdditional course-related material will be available through MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures introduce students to a range of the ‘Big’ Questions that preoccupy, stimulate and engage the Humanities and Social Sciences, and familiarise students with disciplinary and interdisciplinary ways of approaching them. Seminars will develop academic literacies and research skills, and provide a forum in which to share research findings and review assessment tasks.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Students will commit the equivalent of 156 hours per semester to study in this course.
Learning Activities SummaryThe main focus of the course is the process of intellectual discovery in its own right as students progress through the following segmented and interconnected stages of research: search and select; investigate; synthesise and evaluate; report.
Specific Course RequirementsTo be announced.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSmall Group Discovery Experiences will occur over the course of the semester and will centre on the identification and investigation of a problem, and the synthesis and critical evaluation of information related to it.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- 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 SummaryProvisional. Assessment may include blended learning assignments, structured learning and/or collaborative activities, essay(s), oral presentation, annotated bibliography.
Assessment Related RequirementsTo be announced.
Assessment details are to be announced.
Assessment submission is to be undertaken in the form prescribed in any instructions issued for individual assessment items. Provisionally and for example, submission formats may include: in class presentations and/or discussions; online submission of written and other work; hard copy submission of written work to a prescribed place; completing a quiz. This is not an exhaustive list.
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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
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- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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