Arts, Humanities & the future
Rhedir gan College of Arts, Humanities and Business
20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Eben Muse
People working in the humanities work on “wicked problems”, issues that have no simple or straightforward solution, problems that require creative, evidence-based, critical application. In this module you will learn to apply critical and creative thinking from a history, media, law, literature, philosophy and other humanities disciplines to the challenges our society faces in the 21st century, including those identified by the United Nations as its seventeen “Sustainable Development Goals”, challenges such as gender equality, energy needs and climate change, peace, justice, and biodiversity. During the semester you will develop an appreciation for the value of studying humanities subjects to your own professional development as well as to the wider society.
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.
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;
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;
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
Understand the nature and uses of theory in arts & humanities study
Recognize the range of disciplines studied within the Arts & humanities
Employ skills of critical reflection and metacognition
Identify and use digital tools for locating, assessing and presenting information
|LLYFR LOG NEU BORTFFOLIO||Critical response log||
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.
|CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL||Poster Presentation||
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.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Online, scheduled discussion sessions to present and defend responses.
Weekly discussions applying critical theory and practice to issues. Regular invited speakers from across the college will apply their disciplines to the issues under discussion.
Weekly active sessions developing concepts and evidence to support responses.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Mentora - Gallu cefnogi, helpu, arwain, ysbrydoli ac/neu hyfforddi eraill
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- The ability to read and analyse texts and other primary sources, both critically and empathetically, while addressing questions of genre, content, perspective and purpose.
- The appreciation of the complexity and diversity of situations, events, discourses, cultures and mentalities.
- Awareness of a range of viewpoints and ways to cope with this.
- Appreciation of the range of problems involved in the interpretation of complex, ambiguous, conflicting and often incomplete material.
- Comprehension of the limitations of knowledge and the dangers of simplistic explanations, providing an enhanced ability to critically analyse broader claims in public life.
- Basic critical skills: a recognition that statements are not all of equal validity, that there are ways of testing them, and that researchers operate by rules of evidence which, though themselves subject to critical evaluation, are also a component of intellectual integrity and maturity.
- Intellectual independence to ask questions, set tasks, pursue structured enquiries and solve problems.
- The ability to formulate appropriate questions and to provide answers to them using valid and relevant evidence and argument.
- The ability to gather, sift, select, organise and synthesise large quantities of evidence.
- Marshalling of argument in written and oral form that is structured, relevant and concise.
- The ability to xompose written argument expressed in clear, lucid and coherent prose.
- The capacity to sustain a reasoned line of argument in the face of others, to listen, to engage in sustained debate, and amend views as necessary in the light of evidence and argument.
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
There are no resource implications for students
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/kah-0002.html
Samanowski, R. (2016). Digital humanities and digital media conversations on politics, culture, aesthetics and literacy (Open Access e-Books).
Blewitt, J. (2014). Understanding Sustainable Development (2.nd ed.). Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.