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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 1075

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105848

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA College

Course aim

To introduce students to the context of tertiary learning and develop a range of academic reading, writing and basic research skills as a basis for future university study.

Course content

  • Organisation of resources and time: course information booklets, course homepages, discussion boards, university policies, university services, teacher-student communication, note-taking.
  • Topic/question analysis and research planning via ‘concept maps’
  • Finding, evaluating and managing resources: library catalogue, electronic databases, web-based sources. 
  • Reading for meaning, method, argument and validity in a range of disciplines.
  • Research based writing and academic convention.
  • Understanding different assessment methods and intent in a university setting.

Textbook(s)

University of South Australia 2017, University Studies, Custom Edition, Pearson Australia, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Virtual Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External N/A x 13 weeks
Podcast of internal lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Online learning activities N/A x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 3 hours x 10 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz 750 word equivalent 15% N/A
Annotated bibliography 800 words 20% N/A
Argumentative paragraphs 800 words 20% N/A
Research paper 1500 words 35% N/A
Participation (class and online discussion) N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Quiz 750 word equivalent 15% N/A
Annotated bibliography 800 words 20% N/A
Argumentative paragraphs 800 words 20% N/A
Research paper 1500 words 35% N/A
Participation (class and online discussion) N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Quiz 750 word equivalent 15% N/A
Annotated bibliography 800 words 20% N/A
Argumentative paragraphs 800 words 20% N/A
Research paper 1500 words 35% N/A
Participation (class and online discussion) N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Quiz 750 word equivalent 15% N/A
Annotated bibliography 800 words 20% N/A
Argumentative paragraphs 800 words 20% N/A
Research paper 1500 words 35% N/A
Participation (class and online discussion) N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Annotated bibliography 800 words 20% N/A
Participation (class and online discussion) N/A 10% N/A
Essay 800 words 30% N/A
Essay 2000 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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