• 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, History, Digital Humanities, Arts
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katrina Grant
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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; and
    4. communicate these issues to professional audiences.

    Indicative Assessment

    Digital Communication, 1000 words - blog post, podcast or video (25%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
    Annotated Bibliography and Research Proposal, 1500 words (15%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
    Research Essay, 3,000 words (40%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
    Class presentation (10%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4
    Participation in class discussions and workshop activities (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4 

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    130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
    a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks of weekly 3-hour seminars; and
    b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

    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.


    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
    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
    3676 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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