- Code HUMN8029
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 PGRD
- Dr Katrina Grant
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
See Future Offerings
This course provides students with an introduction to current and historical debates and issues in the Humanities, with a particular focus on Public Culture and Digital Humanities. The course will involve contributions from leading Humanities scholars from across the University, and draw on the expertise of visiting scholars where appropriate. Visits to cultural institutions in Canberra are included when possible. Key issues covered in the course may include: the relevance of the Humanities for contemporary society and culture; the role of public cultural institutions in Humanities debates; 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 emerging digital methodologies in Humanities research.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- develop critical reading skills;
- identify and discuss relevant literature, including theoretical and methodological approaches to the topic;
- analyse and critically discuss key issues and debates relevant to Humanities research; and
- communicate these issues to professional audiences.
Indicative AssessmentDigital 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
In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle.
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.
Workload130 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.
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:
- 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, Dates and Class Summary Links
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.