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HASS1000.3: Languages: What Does Language Say About Us?

Challenge how you think about the role of language and narrative in human societies.

HASS1000.3: Languages: What Does Language Say About Us?
  • Duration5 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Learn about the history and learning principles of the humanities.

This is the third 3-week course in the 12-week HASS1000 program. This program provides innovative research skills in Humanities disciplines, informed by traditional and new perspectives. It fosters a learning environment that enables you to develop skills in problem solving, making convincing arguments, and intercultural awareness.

At the conclusion of this program, you will have developed written, oral and digital research and communication skills that are vital for success in the BA and a range of potential career paths.

What topics will you cover?

Please see the HASS1000: BA Futures course handbook for more detail.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in the humanities, or answering questions about being human. You need to have completed the previous two courses in the HASS1000 program to join this course.

Who will you learn with?

I'm a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle. A literary historian by training, I'm especially interested in the ways the material forms texts take (print, manuscript, digital) shape their meanings.

My teaching background is in history: I am interested in global histories, histories of the family, histories of health and medicine, and in particular, the history of mental health and 'madness'.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established1965
  • LocationNewcastle, Australia
  • World rankingTop 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021