HUMN 0017 Key Ideas in Arts and Social Sciences (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 900109

Coordinator Mona Shrestha Opens in new window

Description This unit explores some of the most influential ideas in the humanities and social sciences, including democracy, imperialism, romantic love and secularisation. The unit traces the origins of these ideas and their manifestation in the world today. The unit will equip students with the ability to identify and evaluate some of the central ideas underpinning public discussion on a range of political and cultural issues today. In addition, it will provide students with a solid foundation of cultural and historical knowledge which is assumed knowledge in many University level units.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects HUMN 0015 - History of Western Thought (UWSCFS) HUMN 0016 - Key Ideas in Arts and Social Sciences (UWSCFS)

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Online quizzes 10 quizzes @ 10 mins each 20 N Individual
Group presentation 20% and peer evaluation 5% 10 mins plus 100 words 25 N Group
Essay Plan: a) Plan 15% b) Essay 40% a) 250 words b) 1200 words 55 N Individual

Online

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Online quizzes – 5 quizzes 10 mins each 10 N Individual
Reflective tasks 5 x 200 words 25 N Individual
Group Wiki 20% Plus Peer Evaluation (video/audio) 5% 500 words, 5 mins 25 N Group
Learning Portfolio 1200 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods