ARTSC110-18A (HAM)

Old Worlds - New Worlds

15 Points

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Division of Arts, Social Sciences and Law
School of Arts

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: margaret.amies@waikato.ac.nz

Placement Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

: kirsty.horrell@waikato.ac.nz
: aimeeanderson0@gmail.com
: hamish.ansley@waikato.ac.nz
: melodywilkinson@msn.com

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This multi-disciplinary paper offers students a rich context in which to develop reading, writing and research skills for the BA. It is structured around the idea of the journey and on cultural encounter and change, focussing on a variety of printed texts, moving images, and sounds. We will travel through sound- and language-scapes and visual fields to other planets and fantasy worlds, and also encounter representations of change and cultural difference in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Pacific and Europe.
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Paper Structure

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Students attend two lectures and one tutorial a week, learning through a variety of assessment tasks, including a short imaginative response to a text, a research essay, a library skills assignment and a final examination.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of current approaches to the historical and contemporary representation of cultural identity and encounter
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  • Make evidence-based arguments for their own interpretations of written texts, images and sounds
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  • Work confidently in small groups, listening respectfully to others, and developing their own opinions based on engaged reading
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  • Learn how to locate, evaluate and cite external sources of information
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  • Use their reading and research to strengthen and modify their own perspectives and opinions in written and oral formats
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  • Present carefully-structured and closely-referenced written arguments; present written work on time, and to prescribed word limits.
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Assessment

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Good students in this paper find they do best by attending lectures regularly, by completing all assessment tasks, and by participating fully in tutorials.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. SHORT ASSIGNMENT
16 Mar 2018
5:00 PM
10
  • Hand-In: Faculty Information Centre (J Block)
2. LIBRARY ASSIGNMENT
11 May 2018
5:00 PM
10
3. RESEARCH ESSAY
1 Jun 2018
5:00 PM
20
  • Hand-In: Faculty Information Centre (J Block)
4. TUTORIAL ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION
10
5. FINAL EXAMINATION
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Philip Pullman, Northern Lights (London: Scholastic) Available from Bennett's Bookshop

Kellyana Morey, 'Cartography' (See Waikato Reading Lists)

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Recommended Readings

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Catherine Chidgey, The Wish Child (Victoria University Press, 2016)
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Online Support

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ARTSC110 is supported through Moodle. Extra readings, all assignment tasks and other crucial information will be loaded there.
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Workload

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The expected workload for this paper is 9 hours per week (3 hours of contact, and 6 hours of self-directed study) over the 17 week semester.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ARTS101

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