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LocationDomesticInternational
OnlineSession 1,2,3N/A

Unit description

Explores the nature of issues and are introduced to the critical enquiry methods required in the context of Arts and Business Studies. Students will learn how to write a report and communicate their explanations and conclusions.

Unit content

The unit consists of nine topics:

  1. Issues and academic enquiry
  2. Introducing reports
  3. Reading and writing for reports and assessments
  4. Defining sustainability
  5. Background to the issue of sustainability
  6. Sustainability: Principles and perspectives
  7. Refining reports: Editing and proofreading
  8. Sustainability initiatives
  9. Conclusions, recommendations and executive summaries

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1define the concept of an issue within the context of Arts or Business studiesKnowledge of a discipline
2use diverse perspectives to undertake and manage guided research and enquiryCommunication and social skills
3use diverse perspectives to explain an issueCommunication and social skills
4communicate conclusions/recommendations about the issue using academic conventions within Arts or Business studies.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. define the concept of an issue within the context of Arts or Business studies
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. use diverse perspectives to undertake and manage guided research and enquiry
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. use diverse perspectives to explain an issue
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. communicate conclusions/recommendations about the issue using academic conventions within Arts or Business studies.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz & Report Analysis20%
Draft Report35%
Report45%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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