Advanced Coursework Humanities

 
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Table A Advanced Coursework Humanities

Advanced Coursework requires completion of a minumum of 24 credit points, including;
(i) a research, community, industry and entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and up to 36 credit points.
Students must complete at least 24 credit points from a single subject area relevant to Table A;
Languages and cultures; or Literature, Arts and Media; or Philosophy and Historical inquiry.
Students can complete 4000-level electives or project units of study where relevant.

Languages and cultures

Advanced coursework units of study

SLCS4201 Languages, Societies, Institutions

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ARBC3998 or ARBC3999 or ASNS3998 or ASNS3999 or CHNS3998 or CHNS3999 or EUST3998 or EUST3999 or FRNC3998 or FRNC3999 or GRMN3998 or GRMN3999 or BBCL3998 or BBCL3999 or HBRW3998 or HBRW3999 or JCTC3998 or JCTC3999 or INMS3998 or INMS3999 or ICLS3998 or ICLS3999 or ITLN3998 or ITLN3999 or JPNS3998 or JPNS3999 or KRNS3998 or KRNS3999 or MGRK3998 or MGRK3999 or SPAN3998 or SPAN3999 Assessment: 1x participation (5%), 3x800wd total equivalent online quizzes on key concepts (10%), 1x1200wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x2500wd research assignment (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent oral presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What is the relationship between language, society and institutions? How does understanding language help us understand the working of institutions? This unit equips students with knowledge and skills to address these questions by focusing on language use in institutions such as the workplace, family, media, and religion in different societies.
SLCS4205 Cross-Cultural Literature and Film

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ARBC3998 or ARBC3999 or ASNS3998 or ASNS3999 or CHNS3998 or CHNS3999 or EUST3998 or EUST3999 or FRNC3998 or FRNC3999 or GRMN3998 or GRMN3999 or BBCL3998 or BBCL3999 or HBRW3998 or HBRW3999 or JCTC3998 or JCTC3999 or INMS3998 or INMS3999 or ICLS3998 or ICLS3999 or ITLN3998 or ITLN3999 or JPNS3998 or JPNS3999 or KRNS3998 or KRNS3999 or MGRK3998 or MGRK3999 or SPAN3998 or SPAN3999 Assessment: 1x2500wd research essay (45%), 1x1500wd group presentation (25%), 1x2000wd discussion board (online) (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will look at theoretical approaches to the notion of cross-culturalism and its realisations in literature and film. We will examine how these media are able to combine and create elements from different cultural perspectives. We will also examine questions such as: how do cross-cultural perspectives manifest themselves in literary and cinematic productions? What do the notions of the familiar and the foreign entail?

Advanced coursework project units of study

SLCS4301 Translation in Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC3998 or ARBC3999 or CHNS3998 or CHNS3999 or FRNC3998 or FRNC3999 or GRMN3998 or GRMN3999 or BBCL3998 or BBCL3999 or HBRW3998 or HBRW3999 or INMS3998 or INMS3999 or ITLN3998 or ITLN3999 or JPNS3998 or JPNS3999 or KRNS3998 or KRNS3999 or MGRK3998 or MGRK3999 or SPAN3998 or SPAN3999 Assessment: 1xequivalent to 2000wd translation project plan and review presentation (10%), 1x20 minute pre-submission translation presentation (20%), 1x3000wd reflection paper (30%), 1x5000wd final translation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this project-based unit, students will produce translations into English from other language sources, or vice-versa. By engaging in outreach with an external organization (i. e. educational, cultural, tourist, healthcare, charitable) under the supervision of an academic, students will identify relevant areas-i. e. literary, scientific, health, industry-and undergo theoretical- and applied-translation training based on established methods within the field. Building on their existing language skills, students will learn how to research specialised subjects to produce high-quality translations that are ready for dissemination or presentation by the counterpart institution.
SLCS4303 Experiences in Multicultural Australia

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ARBC3998 or ARBC3999 or ASNS3998 or ASNS3999 or CHNS3998 or CHNS3999 or EUST3998 or EUST3999 or FRNC3998 or FRNC3999 or GRMN3998 or GRMN3999 or BBCL3998 or BBCL3999 or HBRW3998 or HBRW3999 or JCTC3998 or JCTC3999 or INMS3998 or INMS3999 or ICLS3998 or ICLS3999 or ITLN3998 or ITLN3999 or JPNS3998 or JPNS3999 or KRNS3998 or KRNS3999 or MGRK3998 or MGRK3999 or SPAN3998 or SPAN3999 Assessment: 1x20mins oral presentation (20%), 1x8000wd project report (50%), 1x2000wd reflection paper (20%), 1x participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What linguistic and cultural influences have shaped multicultural Australia? How can we map the presence and impact of different linguistic and cultural groups in our society? This unit provides students with the necessary tools to address these questions by engaging with languages, local histories and cultural identities of migrant communities.

Literature, Arts and Media

Advanced Coursework units of study

SLAM4003 Meaning in the Anthropocene

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week or equivalent Prerequisites: ARHT3998 or ARHT3999 or ARIN3998 or ARIN3999 or CAEL3998 or CAEL3999 or ENGL3998 or ENGL3999 or FILM3998 or FILM3999 or LNGS3998 or LNGS3999 or PRFM3998 or PRFM3999 or 144 credit points in the Bachelor of Visual Arts Assessment: 1x2000wd short essay (40%), 1x4000wd or equivalent research project: essay or critical creative work (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit focuses on key themes for understanding meaning in the Anthropocene, an age of human planetary impact: human-nature relations, social and environmental activism. Students will learn how the various disciplines in the School of Literature, Art and Media engage with the Anthropocene in literary, visual, digital and performative modes. Collaborating with the Sydney Environment Institute, the unit underscores the contribution of the arts to the ethics and aesthetics of meaning in an age of global economic crisis. This unit is team-taught and assessment will accommodate a student's research interests.
SLAM4004 Working the Arts and Humanities

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ARHT3998 or ARHT3999 or ARIN3998 or ARIN3999 or CAEL3998 or CAEL3999 or ENGL3998 or ENGL3999 or FILM3998 or FILM3999 or LNGS3998 or LNGS3999 or PRFM3998 or PRFM3999 or 144 credit points in the Bachelor of Visual Arts Assessment: 1x2000wd short essay (40%),1x4000wd or equivalent major project: essay or appropriate creative work (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
We will explore how we might think about 'work' in the arts and humanities. First: works of art, culture, literature, film. What is a work of art? How do works `work¿? How do they function? Second, labour in the humanities and arts: the industrial conditions cultural work in contemporary conditions of precarity and uberisation? Third, how the arts and humanities are put to work. What values are associated with these fields, to the labour involved? How are the knowledges generated in the arts and humanities put to use, appropriated, marginalised, dismissed? The unit is team taught and accessible to students from diverse backgrounds; assessment tailored to student¿s research interests.
CAVA4001 Art Writing and Artists

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd art review (20%), 1x10min (2000wd equivalent) blog and podcast (30%), 1x3000wd journal article/conference paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces you to the language of art through venue and media publications created for the dissemination, critique and promotion of contemporary art. We will critically examine different forms of contemporary writing for the arts including the journal article, exhibition catalogue, online blogging, press releases, reviews, conference papers, and anthology chapters to discover the various structures of description and argument used and how they change across media publications. Through practical workshops, group critiques and individual tasks you will develop your capacity to produce effective writing for eventual publication in the field of contemporary art.
Textbooks
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Advanced Coursework project units of study

SLAM4001 SLAM Project: Pasts, Presents, Futures A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ARHT3998 or ARHT3999 or ARIN3998 or ARIN3999 or FILM3998 or FILM3999 or LNGS3998 or LNGS3999 or PRFM3998 or PRFM3999 or ENGL3998 or ENGL3999 Assessment: 1x1500wd Short essay (25%), 1x1500wd Project proposal (25%), 1x1500wd equivalent Project portfolio (25%), 1x1500wd equivalent Research Proposal Presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Each student will develop, in consultation with their teacher, a project involving the application of contemporary scholarship in their discipline to a question arising within their disciplinary specialisation, for example: issues concerned with cultural, institutional or digital archives (with links to Fisher Library or other libraries/online data repositories/community organisations); the creation and development of contemporary practice[s]; or how cultural practices, from arts-based work through to the practice of language, address futures, dystopian, utopian or otherwise.
SLAM4002 SLAM Project: Pasts, Presents, Futures B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: SLAM4001 Assessment: 1x4500wd Portfolio (75%), 1x1500wd equivalent Presentations (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Each student will complete, in consultation with their teacher, a project involving the application of contemporary scholarship in their discipline to a question arising within their disciplinary specialisation, for example: issues concerned with cultural, institutional or digital archives (with links to Fisher Library or other libraries/online data repositories/community organisations); the creation and development of contemporary practice[s]; or how cultural practices, from arts-based work through to the practice of language, address futures, dystopian, utopian or otherwise.
FASS4901 Advanced Industry and Community Project A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: FASS4902 Assumed knowledge: Depth of knowledge in at least one discipline (major). Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Minimal practical field work is expected but requirements will vary depending on the project, and may include a period of mobility or immersion in a community or industry setting. Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit allows students to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams on complex "real world" problems under a theme developed in collaboration with industry and community partners. Briefed by the partners and guided by project supervisors, students use systems thinking approaches to design their own projects and engage in self-directed inquiry-based research to provide final recommendations. In this unit, students will develop their own professional identity through participation in communities of practice and reflective practice, together with an in-depth understanding of specific project-related matters. This experience will equip students with an agile mindset and skillset that will assist them to successfully navigate dynamic future environments and career paths. See the ICPU website for further information here:
https://www.sydney.edu.au/students/industry-and-community-projects/4000-level-projects.html
FASS4902 Advanced Industry and Community Project B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: FASS4901 Assumed knowledge: Depth of knowledge in at least one discipline (major). Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Minimal practical field work is expected but requirements will vary depending on the project, and may include a period of mobility or immersion in a community or industry setting Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit allows students to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams on complex "real world" problems under a theme developed in collaboration with industry and community partners. Briefed by the partners and guided by project supervisors, students use systems thinking approaches to design their own projects and engage in self-directed inquiry-based research to provide final recommendations. In this unit, students will develop their own professional identity through participation in communities of practice and reflective practice, together with an in-depth understanding of specific project-related matters. This experience will equip students with an agile mindset and skillset that will assist them to successfully navigate dynamic future environments and career paths. See the ICPU website for further information here:
https://www.sydney.edu.au/students/industry-and-community-projects/4000-level-projects.html

Philosophical and Historical inquiry

Advanced coursework units of study

SOPH4002 SOPHI Advanced Seminar A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: HSTY3998 or HSTY3999 or ANHS3998 or ANHS3999 or GCST3998 or GCST3999 or ARCO3998 or ARCO3999 or PHIL3998 or PHIL3999 Assessment: 1x1500wd Seminar Presentation (25%), 1x3000wd Written Assessment (50%), 1x1500wd Literature Review (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides research training, methodological understanding and problem-solving scenarios for students seeking to enhance the skills acquired in History, Philosophy, Archaeology, Ancient History, or Gender and Cultural Studies. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to apply methods of philosophical, historical, cultural, gender or archaeological inquiry to contemporary problems and to communicate findings to non-academic audiences.
SOPH4003 SOPHI Advanced Seminar B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1X2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: HSTY3998 or HSTY3999 or ANHS3998 or ANHS3999 or GCST3998 or GCST3999 or ARCO3998 or ARCO3999 or PHIL3998 or PHIL3999 Assessment: 1x1500wd Seminar Presentation (25%), 1x3000wd Written Assessment (50%), 1x1500wd Literature Review (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides research training, methodological understanding and problem-solving scenarios for students seeking to enhance the skills acquired in History, Philosophy, Archaeology, Ancient History, or Gender and Cultural Studies. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to apply methods of philosophical, historical, cultural, gender or archaeological inquiry to contemporary problems and to communicate findings to non-academic audiences.

Advanced coursework project units of study

SOPH4001 SOPHI Project Unit

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: HSTY3998 or HSTY3999 or ANHS3998 or ANHS3999 or GCST3998 or GCST3999 or ARCO3998 or ARCO3999 or PHIL3998 or PHIL3999 Assessment: 1x8000wd Research Project (60%), 1x2000wd Literature Review (20%), 1x2000wd (equivalent) Seminar Presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What can the perspectives you bring from your studies in History, Philosophy, Gender and Cultural Studies, Archaeology and Ancient History bring to the framing and explanation of a contemporary issue? In this project unit students will develop a research project within their discipline, bringing to bear a range of methods in order to offer solutions to a broader contemporary social, economic or political question. Emphasis will be given to the ways discipline-specific approaches to research can be formally presented and communicated to non-specialist audiences.
FASS4901 Advanced Industry and Community Project A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: FASS4902 Assumed knowledge: Depth of knowledge in at least one discipline (major). Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Minimal practical field work is expected but requirements will vary depending on the project, and may include a period of mobility or immersion in a community or industry setting. Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit allows students to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams on complex "real world" problems under a theme developed in collaboration with industry and community partners. Briefed by the partners and guided by project supervisors, students use systems thinking approaches to design their own projects and engage in self-directed inquiry-based research to provide final recommendations. In this unit, students will develop their own professional identity through participation in communities of practice and reflective practice, together with an in-depth understanding of specific project-related matters. This experience will equip students with an agile mindset and skillset that will assist them to successfully navigate dynamic future environments and career paths. See the ICPU website for further information here:
https://www.sydney.edu.au/students/industry-and-community-projects/4000-level-projects.html
FASS4902 Advanced Industry and Community Project B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: FASS4901 Assumed knowledge: Depth of knowledge in at least one discipline (major). Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Minimal practical field work is expected but requirements will vary depending on the project, and may include a period of mobility or immersion in a community or industry setting Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit allows students to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams on complex "real world" problems under a theme developed in collaboration with industry and community partners. Briefed by the partners and guided by project supervisors, students use systems thinking approaches to design their own projects and engage in self-directed inquiry-based research to provide final recommendations. In this unit, students will develop their own professional identity through participation in communities of practice and reflective practice, together with an in-depth understanding of specific project-related matters. This experience will equip students with an agile mindset and skillset that will assist them to successfully navigate dynamic future environments and career paths. See the ICPU website for further information here:
https://www.sydney.edu.au/students/industry-and-community-projects/4000-level-projects.html