units

ATS1370

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Coordinator(s)

Dr Stuart Levy

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Notes

Previously coded TSD1612

Synopsis

This unit will draw from the various disciplines in which the Diploma students are enrolled. It will explore different disciplinary approaches to knowledge to develop student's understanding of the importance and relationships between context and knowledge. It will critique different paradigms of knowledge to explore differences or similarities between scientific, humanities or social sciences perspectives. Students will identify, compare, contrast and discuss different disciplinary approaches to knowledge and be familiar with the relationships between knowledge and context.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate a grasp of the relationship between knowledge and context;
  2. demonstrate some familiarity with a variety of traditions about knowledge;
  3. demonstrate independent research skills;
  4. construct a bibliography and correctly use citation;
  5. demonstrate ability to write well-structured essays;
  6. demonstrate familiarity with word processing applications;
  7. demonstrate an ability to prepare for and deliver an oral report;
  8. demonstrate the development of sound examination techniques.

Assessment

Written work (1500 words): 35%
Topic quizzes: 15%
Group oral presentation: 15%
Exam (2 hours): 35%

Workload requirements

One 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour tutorial per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

GSC1612, DFS1612, DTS1612, TSD1612