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Unit of study_

SLAM4002: SLAM Project: Pasts, Presents, Futures B

Semester 2, 2021 [Normal day] - Remote

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.

Unit details and rules

Unit code SLAM4002
Academic unit Art, Communication and English Administration
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Amanda Card,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Portfolio
Project Portfolio
75% Formal exam period
Due date: 24 Nov 2021 at 23:59
4500 words equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO4 LO5
Presentation Project Presentation
Class/public presentation
25% Week 13
Due date: 10 Nov 2021 at 18:00
1500 words equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2

Assessment summary

All aspects of Assessment must be completed to pass this course.

Assessment criteria




85 - 100

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes forthe unit at an exceptional standard, as defined by gradedescriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.



75 - 84

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes forthe unit at a very high standard, as defined by gradedescriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.



65 - 74

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes forthe unit at a good standard, as defined by grade descriptorsor exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.



50 - 64

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes forthe unit at an acceptable standard, as defined by gradedescriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes 

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes

Attendance and class requirements

All students are expected to attend at least 90% of classes and/or individual meetings with supervisor/coordinator

Students are expected to attend a minimum of 90 per cent of timetabled activities for a unit of study, unless granted exemption by the Unit Coordinator. The Unit Coordinator may determine that a student fails a unit of study because of inadequate attendance. Alternatively, at their discretion, they may set additional assessment items when attendance is lower than 90 per cent.
The case of any formally enrolled student who is absent from 50% or more of classes, regardless of the reasons for the absences, will be automatically referred to the end-of-semester departmental examiners' meeting for a determination as to whether the student should pass or fail the unit, or, if a pass is awarded, the level of penalty that should be applied.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

There are no prescribed readings for this porject unit. Each student creates theior own bibliography building on the work done in SLAM4001 Project A.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge in more than one discipline or area of practice in research, project, or work-based problems.
  • LO2. Communicate complex knowledge and data effectively in a range of contexts through context-dependent forms of communication
  • LO3. Apply knowledge and skills creatively to demonstrate autonomy, judgement, adaptability and ethical responsibility as a researcher, practitioner or learner by working productively and collaboratively across disciplines.
  • LO4. Approach local and global challenges in research, professional practice, and civil life with personal integrity and intellectual rigour.
  • LO5. Develop innovative and original interpretations and insights within the field of project based learning

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

As this is the first time this unit has been run a Student Assessment of both SLAM4001 and SLAM4002 will be sort through T&L FASS.


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