Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1.5-hour seminars per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170 hours across the semester, including class time.
Admission to the BA (Extended)
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100-009 Ideas and Society
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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/
CoordinatorMs Jane Neild
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 the western intellectual tradition and will invite students to critique and formulate their own views. Emphasis will be placed on how these ideas have shaped the contemporary world. The subject will develop students’ analytical skills through the examination of challenging questions, while providing a supportive framework for skills development.
On completion of the subject students should have:
A tutorial presentation and an 800 word essay 20% (due the week after presentation), an 800 word essay 30% (due mid-semester) and a 1500 word research essay (due in the examination period), class participation and attendance (10%). This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All assessment must be completed in order to pass this subject.
A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject should:
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) program.
Bachelor of Arts (Extended) |
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