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 ten topics:

  1. Unit introduction
  2. Introduction to issues and scholarly enquiry
  3. Critically reading perspectives in newspaper articles
  4. Introducing the culture of enquiry in Arts or Business studies
  5. Case study issue: Sustainability
  6. Case study issue: Unsustainable ways of living
  7. Case study issue: Promoting sustainable lifestyles
  8. Report intensive: getting started
  9. Report intensive: final phases
  10. Looking forward, looking back.

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Report draft35%
Report45%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Report draft35%
Report45%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Twice per week for 12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Report draft35%
Report45%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Critical review20%
Report draft35%
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

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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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