- Code ARTS1101
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Boyd Hunter
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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The aim of this course is to introduce PhB students to research issues in the Arts and Social Sciences and explore ideas surrounding research. The course will include discussion of how and why we undertake research, examining the character of research and various intellectual positions. The history and evolution of disciplinary approaches will be explored, alongside the place of interdisciplinary research. Students will have the opportunity to consider the work of various scholars and theorists and their impact on ways of thinking about research.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- critique ways of thinking about research in the Arts and Social Sciences
- explain a wide range of intellectual positions and theoretical approaches to research
- discuss, identify and classify disciplinary approaches to research
- prioritise and appraise their own ways of thinking about their research
ARTS 1101 is compulsory for any student entering the PhB program.
Critical reflection on how the Arts and Social Sciences are presented on ANU’s website – 2000 words – 35% (LOs 1-3)
Seminar paper on a key issue in the Humanities and the Social Sciences - 3000 words - 55% (LOs 2-4)
Seminar Participation - 10% (LOs 1- 4)
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One 3 hour seminar per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Alec Fisher, Critical Thinking: An Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011
Nicholas Walliman, Research Methods: The Basics, Oxford: Routledge, 2011
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3630||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|