School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Ideas, Images and Information: Taking the Humanities to the World
  • Unit Code

    HMN1112
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Kay Elizabeth HEARN

Description

Communicating knowledge is central to the Humanities. Ideas, information and images from a range of disciplines in the humanities challenge and shape the world around us. This unit introduces students to the techniques and approaches adopted by researchers, novelists, documentary and film makers and popular opinion writers to engage the public in a discourse about the human experience. It is designed to enhance the ability of students to critically understand the various ways in which the humanities construct and communicate knowledge.

Equivalent Rule

Replaces HMN1102

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the different forms of representation of knowledge in the Humanities
  2. Compare and contrast the contribution made by these different representations of knowledge
  3. Understand the role of argument and debate in the Humanities
  4. Critically assess the role of ideas, theories and opinion in the construction and communication of knowledge
  5. Apply an understanding of the communication of knowledge to the development of academic skills

Unit Content

  1. The construction of research-based academic writing
  2. The role of theory in the Humanities
  3. The role of the novel, film and documentary as representations of the human experience
  4. Popular forms of debate: Opinion journalism and blogging

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lecture, seminar, documentary and film.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayResearch-based Essay50%
PortfolioPortfolio Presentation50%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Ideas, Images and Information: Taking the Humanities to the World
  • Unit Code

    HMN1112
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Kay Elizabeth HEARN

Description

Communicating knowledge is central to the Humanities. Ideas, information and images from a range of disciplines in the humanities challenge and shape the world around us. This unit introduces students to the techniques and approaches adopted by researchers, novelists, documentary and film makers and popular opinion writers to engage the public in a discourse about the human experience. It is designed to enhance the ability of students to critically understand the various ways in which the humanities construct and communicate knowledge.

Equivalent Rule

Replaces HMN1102

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the different forms of representation of knowledge in the Humanities
  2. Compare and contrast the contribution made by these different representations of knowledge
  3. Understand the role of argument and debate in the Humanities
  4. Critically assess the role of ideas, theories and opinion in the construction and communication of knowledge
  5. Apply an understanding of the communication of knowledge to the development of academic skills

Unit Content

  1. The construction of research-based academic writing
  2. The role of theory in the Humanities
  3. The role of the novel, film and documentary as representations of the human experience
  4. Popular forms of debate: Opinion journalism and blogging

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lecture, seminar, documentary and film.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayResearch-based Essay50%
PortfolioPortfolio Presentation50%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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