The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This capstone course incorporates the comprehensive learning skills acquired throughout the BA to demonstrate expertise and career competencies required by employers, through an individual research project that will be the foundation of a professional portfolio.

At the conclusion of the course, students will have demonstrated vital career skills for the knowledge economy, such as project and time management; digital communication; complex problem solving; initiative or enterprise.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate effective reading, writing and digital research skills

2. Apply evidence-based methods to studying and analysing concepts and issues in an applied practical research project

3. Communicate using a variety of forms appropriate to the presentation of concepts, issues and ideas studied throughout the Bachelor of Arts degree

4. Demonstrate effective project management skills

5. Demonstrate the relevance of your studies to employment and future study options


Content

Topics will include:

Project proposal design and effective time management practices;

The history and value of Humanities studies;

Appropriate evidence-based methods for studying and analysing concepts and issues in a practical research project;

Effective reading, writing and digital research skills necessary to the chosen project’s outcomes;

The nature of critical thinking in creative expression;

Effective communication and presentation skills;

Approaches to providing prospective employers and peers with evidence of intellectual strengths and skills.


Assumed knowledge

At least 40 units in a chosen major.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written assessment

Presentation: Oral Presentation

Project: Project


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Callaghan

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Callaghan

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term