Humanities Tradition and Dissent

Course code 74105

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Continuing the introduction to the Humanities and Arts begun in 74104, the course can be credited towards a Bachelor of Arts major in Humanities. Taking an in interdisciplinary approach, the course explores two broad themes, tradition and dissent, in the humanities and arts. Through the approaches of philosophy, poetry, religious studies, art history, music and history, the course encourages you to think critically about how people construct understandings of the world. It looks at tradition and dissent from tradition in various contexts and examples from Greek philosophy, poetry, English Christianity, the Gothic Revival in Architecture, Irish Nationalism, and Western music.

Based on a course from the Open University UK, supplementary material feature New Zealand examples.

This course is not available to international students.

How to enrol

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  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.


To study this course you will require access to a DVD player, a CD player, a computer, the Internet and email.


This course is 100% internally assessed


There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

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