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Introductory Academic Program (ARTS90006)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeARTS90006
Summer Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is a five-week, pre-semester intensive program which offers students the opportunity to consolidate and extend their expertise in critical thinking and academic writing, while supporting their transition to living in Melbourne. Through a range of activities students develop an understanding both of Australian academic culture and of the social and cultural diversity in Australia. The subject utilises a variety of information and communication technologies, along with emphasising self-directed learning strategies and full participation in collaborative learning. The subject is delivered by academic staff and information librarians with extensive experience and knowledge from a range of relevant curriculum areas.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • gain familiarity with Australian life and culture,
  • acquire an understanding of Australian academic culture,
  • build on their existing knowledge to gain additional expertise in academic writing and research skills, and
  • extend their academic skills in critical thinking and analysis, including critically evaluating academic research and scholarship.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have an understanding of social and cultural diversity,
  • have the capacity to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge,
  • be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies, and
  • reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, and communication.

Last updated: 11 November 2018