Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3-hours per week consisting of two 1.5-hour seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment: 108
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the BA (Extended)|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||100-009 Ideas and Society|
|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 Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
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 selected responses to these questions presented in seminal texts of western intellectual tradition and will invite students to critique and formulate their own views. Emphasis will be on how these ideas have shaped the contemporary world as well as academic conventions. The subject will develop students’ analytical skills through the examination of challenging questions, while providing a supportive framework for skills development.
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%). Attendance of 75% is a hurdle requirement in order to pass this subject.|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
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|
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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