Advanced Humanities Research H (8934.5)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Undergraduate Honours Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate critical understanding of the fundamental philosophical, methodological and ethical issues involved in undertaking humanities research at the Honours level;
2. Demonstrate improved skills and confidence in the close reading and analysis of complex theoretical texts in the humanities;
3. Reflect critically on their own research practice, and place it within its broader theoretical context; and
4. Demonstrate skills in, and understanding of, the process of undertaking research in the humanities.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in Bachelor of Arts and Design Honours 298JA
Incompatible units8180 Advanced Humanities Research H (6cps)
Equivalent units8180 Advanced Humanities Research H (6cps)
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1) Weekly readings accessible via the unit's Reading List
Please see the list of weekly readings in the timetable of activities above, and in the reproduction of the same material in our reading list, which is located on the unit's canvas site.
2) Jenny L. Davis, How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things (MIT Press, 2020).
We wil read roughly half of Davis's book in class and you are recommended to read the whole. It will be available as an e-book for loan via the UC library:
Use the "E-book Central" link, which allows us unlimited access, in preference to the "Ebsco Host" one, which requires an additional password and is limited to one copy. You can also obtain the text in hard-back or e-book via various online sources listed at: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/how-artifacts-afford-9780262044110
3) Matthew Allen, Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing, 2nd Ed. (OUP, 2004)
This is a powerful introduction to informal logic. It is surprisingly straightforward, once you realise what it involves, though the impact on the clarity of your paragraphs and even sentences can be profound. We will read the whole book. You will find it widely available in paper and e-book, and in some places second hand. The library has some copies too.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
All assessable items must be submitted or performed. Failure to do so will result in an NC (Fail) grade being awarded for the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attendance at seminars is expected. Discussion-based learning is key to the development of the learning outcomes associated with this unit.
Required IT skills
General computing skills are required.
Work placement, internships or practicums