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TPP7145 Introduction to the Humanities

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022


Students entering university through a tertiary pathways or enabling program and who wish to pursue studies in the humanities will benefit from a course intended to introduce them to their fields of study within liberal and creative arts streams. These benefits include abilities to read and critically evaluate texts and traditions but also important skills in research and information literacy. TPP7145 is intended to supplement and build on the academic communications study in the Tertiary Preparation Program. It will also provide a scaffolded pathway into the introductory humanities courses that are now a compulsory suite of first year courses in the Bachelor of Arts. The course supports the idea that study of the humanities is an essential component of a person’s education, in terms of their cultural literacy, their ability to process and respond to world events, and for understanding human reactions and activities.

This course provides students with an introduction to the content and approaches to studying in major fields of humanities scholarship, including English Literature, History, the History of Art and Creative Art and the Social Sciences. Module-based study will take students through major facets of these disciplines but will also encourage students to think of the humanities in a multi and trans-disciplinary way. A capstone module on careers allows for the real-world application of thinking about the humanities.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022