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BA1001 - Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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 include both western and eastern traditions. Lecture topics range from competing ideas about our origins as a species 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 22-Mar-2018
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
Lecturers: Dr Robin Rodd, Dr Nigel Chang, Dr Claire Brennan, Professor Richard Nile, Dr Edwin Ng.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: assignment 1 (40%); tutorial participation (20%); assignment 2 (40%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 22-Mar-2018
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
    Lecturers: Ms Claire Ovaska, Assoc. Professor Allison Craven, Professor Richard Nile.
    Contact hours:
    • 24 hours lectures - Available from LearnJCU site
    • 12 hours - Web-board tutorials
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: tutorial participation (20%); assignment 1 (40%); assignment 2 (40%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
      Census Date 22-Mar-2018
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
      Lecturer: Dr Amy Forbes.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials
        Assessment: tutorial participation (20%); assignment 1 (40%); assignment 2 (40%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
        Census Date 05-Apr-2018
        Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven
        Lecturer: Dr Edwin Ng.
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures
        • 12 hours tutorials
          Assessment: tutorial participation (20%); assignment 1 (40%); assignment 2 (40%).
          Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

          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.