Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 Two 1.5-hour seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment: 108
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the BA (Extended)|
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the 3Disability Liaison Unit website: 4http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
|Subject Overview:||This subject offers an introduction to three fundamental questions of human society: what does it mean to be human? How do we find ‘truth'? And, how should society be organized? The subject will examine some selected responses to these questions presented in seminal texts of the western intellectual tradition, and will invite students’ critique and the formulation of their own views. Emphasis will be on how these ideas have shaped the contemporary world as well as its academic conventions, and on students’ own responses to the issues and texts. The subject will develop students’ analytical skills through the examination of challenging questions, while providing a supportive framework for skills development.|
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject should: |
|Assessment:||A tutorial presentation and 800 word essay due the week after presentation (20%), an essay of 800 words due mid-semester (30%) and a research essay of 1500 words due in the examination period (40%), class participation and attendance (10%).|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should: |
|Notes:||This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) program.|
Bachelor of Arts (Extended) |
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