Study a Bachelor of Arts to learn how to analyse the world around you. We offer a variety of arts & humanities majors including languages, history, media & politics. Learn more about this degree & our courses now.
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Humanities and Social Science
Explore what it means to be human and how we make sense of the world.
What does it mean to be human? How do we acquire knowledge? How do we make sense of the world around us?
Through this course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to start answering these big questions. You will consider the complexity of today’s world and engage in debates on the big ideas underpinning humanities subjects.
You will also develop the foundational skills required in the study of the humanities, including evidence-based problem solving, and intercultural awareness.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
This course is for anyone interested in the humanities, or answering questions about being human. You don’t need any previous experience.
Marguerite Johnson is Professor of Classics, researching ancient Mediterranean cultural history.
Professor Coleborne is an internationally recognised historian of health and medicine with an extensive portfolio of research, teaching, administration and academic leadership.
Dr Annika Herb is a sessional academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her areas of research include Young Adult and Children’s Literature, creative writing, and popular culture.
Dr. Hamish Ford is a Senior Lecturer in Film, Media and Cultural Studies (FMCS) at UoN. His teaching and research are primarily based within the area of film studies.
When you study a Bachelor of Social Science degree at UON, you will learn about the complexities of the human race & the societies in which we live. Learn more about this degree & our courses now.
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