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Ideas and Identity (BAR150)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit explores the power of ideas to change the world, focusing on their birth, transmission, evolution, and global impacts. Through the study of selected themes, such as violence or the relationship between the individual and the community, students are introduced to the ideas and approaches central to the arts, social sciences and humanities, and are invited to reflect on competing moral and social arguments. Writing and critical thinking skills are a core focus of the unit.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 x 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Assessment Students are assessed on the basis of:
Tutorial participation (internal); Discussion Group participation (external) = 15%. Three short essays (800 words) = 20% each. Each essay is a set question addressing a topic covered by the unit, based upon student reflection on the lectures, readings and discussions for that topic. Formative written feedback is provided to students on each essay. Final examination = 25%. A 2 hour closed book examination that covers all topics of study in the unit.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed SSH100 Ideas in Action may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: SSH100
2013: 'Ideas in Action'
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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.
Ideas and Identity (OUA) (OBAR150) - as for BAR150 except as follows
School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
Prerequisites enrolment in an OUA course
Appears in these Minors
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.
Ideas and Identity (MIT) (DBAR150) - as for BAR150 except as follows
School No Specific School
Credit Points 3
Timetabled Learning Activities
Appears in these Minors
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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