University of Newcastle Australia program

BA Futures

In this program, HASS1000, you will develop contemporary ways of answering the big question, ‘what does it mean to be human?

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Explore what it means to be human from a variety of disciplinary perspectives

This program examines the history and learning principles of the Humanities, and explores how critical thinking occurs inside and across disciplines. Students consider the complexity of today's world and engage in intellectual debates on the big ideas and major concepts underpinning the Humanities, including power, language, storytelling, and representation.

This program provides innovative research skills in Humanities disciplines, informed by traditional and new perspectives. It also highlights new awareness of the relevance of digital research tools in the Humanities. It fosters a learning environment that enables students to develop skills in problem solving, making convincing arguments, and intercultural awareness.

At the conclusion of this program, students will have developed written, oral and digital research and communication skills that are vital for success in the Bachelor of Arts and a range of potential career paths. They will also have demonstrated foundational understanding of the role of the Humanities in knowledge creation and ethical problem solving.


We acknowledge the traditional owners upon whose ancestral lands the University of Newcastle campuses stand.


Courses

4 courses

University of Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our degree programs are internationally recognised. Our research is world-class and diverse and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. UON is ranked 214th of the world's universities.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate introductory knowledge of the Humanities disciplines, including developing understandings of how humans communicate and acquire knowledge.

  2. Review local and global problems and ideas, and recognise how humanities disciplines can interact to produce new understandings or findings.

  3. Conduct basic scholarly research using digital platforms, and find appropriate resources to answer the problem in its context.

  4. Apply core academic reading and writing skills to communicate research outcomes.

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