ARTSC110-19A (HAM)

Old Worlds - New Worlds

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts

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: alison.southby@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This multi-disciplinary paper is designed to help you become a better BA student, no matter what your major subject. It foregrounds the processes and attributes that help make culturally aware, responsible, and articulate citizens: interpreting; explaining; gathering and evaluating evidence, and making a strong, evidence-based argument.

The paper is structured around the idea of the journey, and on cultural encounter and change. We will navigate worlds made up of sounds and images, and worlds conjured by language; we will visit fantasy worlds, and explore narratives presenting contemporary versions of the historical past. We will encounter representations of change and cultural difference in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Pacific, the USA and Europe. Our own journey will be mapped by some key concepts: relations between old worlds and new; journeys; place/setting; encounter; change.

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Paper Structure

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Lectures in the first half of the semester, up to the Easter recess, revolve around cultural encounter (old/new worlds) and the use of real and imagined spaces to explore change. After the Easter recess, lectures explore the cultural fears and monsters produced when old and new worlds collide.

Students attend two lectures and one tutorial a week, learning through a variety of assessment tasks, including a short written exercise, a research essay, a weekly quiz, tutorial participation, and a final examination.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Make an evidence-based argument to support their own interpretation of written and visual texts
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  • Locate, evaluate and cite external sources of information
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  • Use reading and research to strengthen and modify their own perspectives and opinions in written and oral formats
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  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of current approaches to the historical and contemporary representation of identity and encounter
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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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  • Work confidently in small groups, listening respectfully to others, and developing their own opinions based on engaged reading
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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 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. SHORT ASSIGNMENT
15 Mar 2019
5:00 PM
10
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
2. WEEKLY QUIZ
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. RESEARCH ESSAY
29 Apr 2019
5:00 PM
20
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
4. FINAL EXAMINATION
40
5. TUTORIAL ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION
10
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)

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 10 hours per week (3 hours of contact, and 7 hours of self-directed study) over the 15 week semester.
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ARTS101

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