Arts, Humanities & the future
Arts, Humanities & the future 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Every two weeks a new topic sprint will be introduced, based on issues included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students will engage with those issues by applying theory and critical methods from different disciplines. At the end of each sprint students will prepare a short response in the class forum and engage in online discussion. Weekly specialist sessions by staff from across the academic disciplines will introduce the fundamentals of the discipline. Students will attend a weekly seminar/tutorial to learn methods for investigating the topics covered and applying critical analysis to develop responses.
-threshold -D- to D+* Has developed a basic level of factual and conceptual understanding of the subject; Reading/research is limited to that gained through class contact; * There is some evidence of analysis and evaluation but work is mainly descriptive with an uncritical acceptance of information, and unsubstantiated opinions may be evident; Lack of logical development of an argument; * Structure is weak and/or inconsistent and lacking in sequential development; Mistakes in grammar or syntax; Immature style; Citations and bibliography poorly or inconsistently presented; Demonstrates few qualities and transferable skills required for employment; * Can communicate in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s), but with evident weaknesses; * Can work effectively with others as a member of a group, and meet most obligations to others (e; g; tutors and peers); * Able to recognise own strengths and weaknesses in relation to professional and practical skills identified by others, but lacking insight in some areas;
-good -C- to B+* Has developed a sound understanding of the subject appropriate to this level; There is evidence of wider reading which goes beyond that gained from tutor contact; * Intelligent attempt at analysing and evaluating information; Well argued with appropriate amount of evidence, substantiated opinions are given; * Structure is coherent and logical showing progression to the argument; There are few mistakes in presentation or citation; Demonstrates qualities and transferable skills required for employment; * Can communicate effectively in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s); * Can work effectively with others as a member of a group, and meet obligations to others (eg tutors and peers); * Able to evaluate own strengths and weaknesses in relation to professional and practical skills identified by others;
-excellent -__A- to A__ Has developed a broad factual and conceptual understanding of the subject relative to the level through extensive reading; * Has analysed and evaluated information using defined techniques & principles; Can collate and categorise ideas and information and can select what is relevant to support analysis and evaluation and develop a coherent argument, appropriate to the level of development; Has developed an early critical approach to information; * Well-organised presentation which develops flow and progression in a well-structured argument; Syntax/grammar indicates an appropriate level of maturity; Demonstrates a broad range of qualities and transferable skills required for employment; * Can communicate very effectively in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s); * Can work very effectively with others as a member of a group, showing leadership skills where appropriate, and meet all obligations to others (eg tutors and peers);
- Apply multi-disciplinary perspectives to a range of social, political, environmental and cultural issues
- Employ skills of critical reflection and metacognition
- Identify and use digital tools for locating, assessing and presenting information
- Recognize the range of disciplines studied within the Arts & humanities
- Understand the nature and uses of theory in arts & humanities study
4 critical response logs will be completed during the semester, one every two weeks, and posted to the forum. Each student must respond to at least 2 other entries in a constructive manner.
During the final week of the semester students will provide an online research poster applying academic theory to one of the topics introduced in the module, as well as exegesis of the poster contents.