• Offered by Research School of Humanities and the Arts
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course explores communication in the Humanities. The issues Humanities scholars engage with are of interest to and significance for society and culture as a whole. It is important for the Humanities to communicate with the public, and increasingly this is done in many different ways beyond the traditional book or scholarly article. This course will provide students with critical skills for approaching communication in the Humanities. Firstly, students will consider and analyse the various ways scholarly and public communication is undertaken, including considering the value and efficacy of Open Access, social media, and scholarly vs popular writing. Students will then engage in developing a social media profile for themselves or an institution or project with which they are involved. It is expected that students will be able to develop real social media skills as a result of undertaking this course, and develop the critical awareness of how to communicate Humanities' issues to the public.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. analyse various methods and types of public and scholarly communication;
  2. identify and discuss relevant literature, including theoretical and methodological approaches to the topic;
  3. critically engage with why communication skills are important to the Humanities; and
  4. develop and demonstrate relevant social media and communication skills.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Social media profile plan (800 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Essay (1,500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Social media portfolio and critical exegesis (3,500 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Reflective journal (1,000 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 38 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 20 hours of two 2-day workshops and intensives and 18 hours of online participation in discussions and activities, and
b) 92 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Humanities and the Arts to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9361 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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