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BA1002 - Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This core first-year subject in the Bachelor of Arts introduces students to a range of methodological approaches and academic disciplines that are central to the Faculty. Focusing on the related notions of "place," "networks," "narratives," and "identities," the subject exposes students to the different ways that academic disciplines approach shared concerns and address shared questions. The subject explores the concept of 'Our Space' through the following questions: Why are networks important to place-making? How do they locate us and place us in space? How do the stories we tell flow through networks of communication and exchange? And in what ways do such networks shape our identities and the ways we experience our place in the world?

Learning Outcomes

  • a willingness to contribute to the intellectual, cultural and social life of the regional, national and international communities;
  • an understanding of Indigenous Australian issues and cultures;
  • an understanding of regional issues, and of professional, community and environmental responsibilities;
  • a commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (30%); essays (30%); 8-week blog and analysis (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Lecturer: Mr Kevin Mayo.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (30%); essays (30%); 8-week blog and analysis (20%).

Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours - Web-board tutorials
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (30%); essays (30%); 8-week blog and analysis (20%).

JCU Singapore, Block, Study Period 51
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg
Lecturer: Dr Carol Thirumaran.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (30%); essays (30%); 8-week blog and analysis (20%).

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.