Humanities and Cultural Encounters

74106

Continuing the introduction to the Humanities and Arts, the course can be credited towards a Bachelor of Arts major in Humanities.

  •  
    Level
    5
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Exploring the theme of cultural encounters, the course focuses on the ways in which cultures interact, overlap, and are transformed by cultural encounters. It considers cultural records including artworks, medical texts, and architectural features. It also studies the expression of ideas and concepts, including the social construction of identities.

You will study history, art history, ethics, philosophy, literature, history of medicine, classics, archaeology and religious studies. Examples include Western approaches to African art, philosophical discussions about liberalism and freedom, and how the modern short story and ancient Greek drama deal with different cultural experiences and encounters. Examples are from a range of cultures, including New Zealand.

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

Requirements

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

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

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

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Lecturer / Tutor

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying