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:
- 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
ARTS1101 is compulsory for any student entering the PhB program.
- The assessment will depend on the delivery method of the course. (null) [LO null]
- Where there are more than ten students enrolled in the course and so it is taught as a seminar-based course, the assessment will be: (null) [LO null]
- Critical reflection on how the Arts and Social Sciences are presented on ANU’s website – 2000 words (35) [LO 1,2,3]
- Seminar paper on a key issue in the Humanities and the Social Sciences - 3000 words (55) [LO 2,3,4]
- Seminar Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Where there are ten or fewer students enrolled in the course and so it is taught as a one-on-one supervised course, the assessment will be: (null) [LO null]
- Learning Plan (Questions and problems/reading list/assessment plan) due by the end of week 3 – 1000 words (excluding reading list) (10) [LO 1,2]
- Assessment exercises negotiated between student and supervisor/course convenor and approved by the PhB Convenor – total 4000 words (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Regardless of delivery method. (null) [LO null]
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The workload will depend on the delivery method of the course.
Where there are more than ten students enrolled in the course and so it is taught as a seminar-based course, the workload will be:
130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of seminars and tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Where there are ten or fewer students enrolled in the course and so it is taught as a one-on-one supervised course, the assessment will be:
130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 12 hours of individually supervised contact over 12 weeks; and b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- 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.
Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2734||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||31 Mar 2020||29 May 2020||In Person||N/A|