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BA1001 - Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

This core subject for the Bachelor of Arts investigates ideas of 'truth' and 'ways of knowing' as they have developed over time. We study how these ideas have evolved, mutated and collided with each other with relation to specific places, times and cultures. One key aim is to provide an overview history of attempts to understand the world, and to show how this history has led to present circumstances; another is to develop the skills required to continue this story. Discussions concentrate on western traditions, but include important examples from elsewhere. Lecture topics range from competing ideas about our origins as a specie to key philosophical, religious and scientific views of the world and the place of humanity within it.

Learning Outcomes

  • explore a range of academic resources and evaluate their accuracy and relevance;
  • draw connections between ideas of truth and their time and place;
  • work independently and in a group;
  • synthesize and communicate complex ideas using appropriate terms and technologies;
  • compare different traditions of thought and associated ways of knowing.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Ms Tania Honey
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Mrs Helen Hooper, Dr Robin Rodd, Dr Nigel Chang, <Person not found>, Dr Claire Brennan, Mrs Rafaela Novelli, Ms Molly Hoey, Mrs Kylie Bartlett, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); multidraft Essays (30%); writing task (10%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Ms Tania Honey
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Richard Lansdown, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg, Ms Jennifer Francis, Dr Kristi Giselsson.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); multidraft Essays (30%); writing task (10%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Ms Tania Honey
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Hooper, Mrs Rafaela Novelli, Mrs Kylie Bartlett, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures - Available from LearnJCU site
  • 12 hours - Web-board tutorials
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); multidraft Essays (30%); writing task (10%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Hooper, Dr K. Thirumaran, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); multidraft Essays (30%); writing task (10%); poster (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.