• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Amanda Laugesen
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course provides students with an introductory overview to debates and issues in the Humanities, with a particular focus on the Public Humanities and Digital Humanities. The course will involve contributions from leading Humanities scholars from across the University, as well as draw on the expertise of visiting scholars where appropriate. Some key issues covered in the course may include: the relevance of the Humanities for contemporary society and culture; the political uses of the Humanities; issues in Humanities communication (such as copyright and open access); the impact of the internet on Humanities scholarship and research; and the role of 'big data' in Humanities research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Develop critical reading skills;
  2. Identify and discuss relevant literature, including theoretical and methodological approaches to the topic;
  3. Analyse and critically discuss key issues and debates relevant to Humanities research;
  4. Communicate these issues to professional audiences.

Indicative Assessment

Literature Review (1200 words) 20% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
Essay 1 (2,000 words) 30% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Essay 2 (2,000 words) 30% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
Participation in online discussions 20% (1,000 words) (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

130 hours made up from 2 x 2 day workshops and intensives (12 hours); weekly online participation in discussions and activities (26 hours); and 92 hours independent research and study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4700 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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