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HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Discipline

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BAHN or MARA or MSTA


The aim of this course is to provide Honours students in Arts and Communications with a sound interdisciplinary understanding of key theories and contemporary debates in the humanities, social sciences, and communications. The course seeks to develop a cohort of honours graduates that demonstrate not only expertise in their chosen discipline, but a nuanced familiarity with theoretical constructs significant to other cognate academic disciplines. This course encourages a dynamic, nimble, and collaborative approach to critical theory and contemporary debates that are of significance across a range of disciplines, and for which interdisciplinarity will facilitate innovative solutions and problem-solving in scholarly and professional contexts.

This course exposes developing research students to the key debates and theories within their specific disciplines and within cognate disciplines located within the humanities, social sciences and communications. Students will be given an overview of theoretical debates in a variety of disciplines, before focusing on the influential theorists of their own discipline area. This allows honours students to develop their theoretical research knowledge in order to engage in scholarly debates within and across disciplines and to progress towards higher degree research. Students will develop a range of professional and scholarly skills by participating in workshops, online discussions, and peer debate.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 June 2022