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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 1060

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
171551

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2022.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To introduce students to key questions raised by the humanities and social sciences. Students will develop their understanding of themes that underpin challenges in the contemporary world, including the nature of truth, self, language, trust, risk and ethics.

Course content

This course invites students to consider some of the most pressing questions raised by the humanities and social sciences. In doing so, the course explores themes that are fundamental to understanding the contemporary world, including the nature of truth, self, language, trust, risk and ethics. Drawing on a wide range of cultural, virtual, national and international contexts, students are introduced to the work of influential thinkers and scholars, and are encouraged to explore its implications and relevance to current issues, with an emphasis on opportunities for students to develop and pursue their own interests and aspirations.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (online) 3 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks

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, MAGILL
Critical analysis 1350 words 30% N/A
Presentation 900 words equivalent 20% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Critical analysis 1350 words 30% N/A
Presentation 900 words equivalent 20% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Critical analysis 1350 words 30% N/A
Presentation 900 words equivalent 20% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4A)
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 university. 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.

Course Coordinators

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