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BA4102 - Communicating Research

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

What is the point of research? How do researchers ensure that our ideas are heard and understood by the right people? In this subject, students will consider the impact and outcomes of academic work. The subject will ask questions like: what impact have big ideas had on society over time?; what are the ethical responsibilities of engaging the public?; how do researchers communicate with the right audience for our work? Students will build on their discipline-specific knowledge to answer these questions in the context of the humanities and social sciences more broadly. The subject will build students' skills in critical thinking, communicating research, and developing as scholars through seminars and hands-on workshops. It will culminate in a one-day, whole-of-cohort Honours Conference where students demonstrate their ability to communicate their research to staff and students from the social sciences and humanities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesise the impacts of big ideas on society through history, especially the relationship between your discipline and the broader social sciences and humanities;
  • Critically evaluate knowledge flows through lenses of ethics, power, and diversity & difference;
  • Communicate research findings/outcomes appropriately to a variety of audiences;
  • Appraise and edit written work in response to feedback.

Subject Assessment

  • presentations (40%)
  • tutorial attendance and participation (20%)
  • assignments (40%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students are expected to come to BA4102 with an in-depth knowledge of their own discipline
Prerequisites: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF SP1 COURSEWORK HONOURS SUBJECT AS PER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.