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HASS1000.2: Places: What Does Place Mean To Us?

Discover how we come to feel belonged in the places we live, and why place doesn’t embody the same meanings for all of us.

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HASS1000.2: Places: What Does Place Mean To Us?
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Learn about the history and learning principles of the humanities.

This is the second three-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.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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 HASSS1000.1: What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction to the Humanities.

Who will you learn with?

I'm a Lecturer at UON and the author of Doubtful Readers (OUP, 2020). I'm especially interested in the ways the material forms literary 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).

  • Established

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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