Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Two fifty minutes lectures and one fifty minute tutorial per week.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 50 mintues lectures per week and One 50 minute tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 36 contact hours per semester;
30 hours of class preparation and reading per semester;
30 hours of assessment-related tasks per semester;
108 hours total time commitment per semester;
9 hours total time commitment per week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr J Charles Schencking
|Assessment:||1. One 2,000 word research essay in which each student must use at least three mediums (art, literature, music, historical document, artifact, scientific data, survivor account, media representation etc) and demonstrate how a major natural disaster from 1700 onward has been interpreted, explained, uncovered, and represented. Moreover, students will be required to develop and persuasively argue how the natural disaster they have chosen has been managed, used, or manipulated, by whom, and for what larger social, political, and ideological ends. |
This essay is to be developed and assessed in stages.
Stage One: A Research Essay Proposal (worth 10% of the total mark for the subject) in which students must introduce and submit their research question, hypothesis, and key inter-disciplinary source material.
Stage Two: A five minute presentation of the key aspects of their Research Essay Proposal in front of their tutors and small group peers. (worth 10% of the total mark for the subject).
Stage Three: A 2,000 word research essay developed from the Research Essay Proposal and presentation (worth 40% of the total mark for the subject).
2. One two-hour final exam held during the examination period (worth 40% of total mark for the subject)
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader prepared by the coordinator|
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Upon completion of this subject, graduates will be expected to:
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