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ARTS 2002 - Complex Problem Solving

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Discovery Experience Working: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Short online test 30%, Team presentation of Findings 30%, Reflective document 40%

In this course, students work in interdisciplinary teams to solve problems that are set by the component departments and disciplines of the Faculty of Arts. In terms of content, the problems are disciplinary specific (i.e. they focus on a problem drawn from anthropology, art history, classics, English, history, philosophy, political science etc.). Some of the problems may be set by external partners such as government agencies, businesses, charities and so forth. In order to solve the problems, students are required draw on a range of interdisciplinary skills, including numeracy, digital literacy, critical thinking, and presentation skills in oral, written and media formats. The main focus of the course is providing students with the skills that they need to solve the problem. The course gives students a great deal of autonomy. Students choose to work on the problem that is most interesting to them. Each team has the freedom to find its own way of solving the problem and presenting the solution. The skills that students learn in this course will be invaluable to them, no matter what their degree or intended career. Above all, the course will give students hands-on experience of problem-based, self-directed learning.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14615 LE01 70 52 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 1pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
2 May - 6 Jun Thursday 1pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14616 PR01 70 52 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 1pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 1pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre