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Academic Learning Skills (BAR100)

Organisational Unit College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences
Credit Points 3
Description This unit is for students enrolled in the BA degree. It will help you make the transition to university culture and introduce you to the range of lifelong learning skills needed at university and beyond. These include organisational as well as thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. It will develop interpersonal skills that encourage you to question, listen and act ethically; tolerate ambiguity, embrace openness, curiosity and intellectual risk-taking; and to make connections and work collaboratively.
Timetabled Learning Activities Tutorials: 2.5 hours per week.
Assessment Assessment for this unit consists of in-class participation, oral presentation; online referencing quiz and portfolio; an essay and report. Students will be provided with extensive feedback throughout the semester. In addition to summative written feedback from your tutor on all assessments, there will be a class debrief of the referencing quiz and feedback from peers for oral presentations. You will also be expected to complete self-reflections on your progress in the unit.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Asian Studies, Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Media, Bachelor of Digital Media, Bachelor of Legal Studies, Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Theology, or Bachelor of Tourism in Applied Events Management.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed a Foundation Unit (units beginning with FDN) may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication and Media Studies (BA) [New in 2014]
English and Creative Writing (BA) [New in 2014]
Indonesian (BA) [New in 2014]
Japanese (BA) [New in 2014]
Journalism (BA) [New in 2014]
Psychology (BA) [New in 2017]
Psychology (Kaplan, Singapore) (BA) [New in 2017]
Public Relations (BA) [New in 2014]
Theatre and Drama (BA) [New in 2014]
Tourism and Events (BA) [New in 2014]
Web Communication (BA) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Noraisha Oyama
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