What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction to the Humanities (FutureLearn)

What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction to the Humanities (FutureLearn)
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This course is for anyone interested in the humanities, or answering questions about being human. You don’t need any previous experience.
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What Does It Mean to Be Human? An Introduction to the Humanities (FutureLearn)
Answer some of the big questions about being human, and get an introduction to the skills needed in the humanities. Explore what it means to be human and how we make sense of the world. What does it mean to be human? How do we acquire knowledge? How do we make sense of the world around us? Through this course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to start answering these big questions. You will consider the complexity of today’s world and engage in debates on the big ideas underpinning humanities subjects.

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You will also develop the foundational skills required in the study of the humanities, including evidence-based problem solving, and intercultural awareness.

This course is part of the program BA Futures, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Bachelor of Arts.


What topics will you cover?

- Critical and ethical thinking

- Epistemologies

- Media and visual representations


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Demonstrate introductory knowledge of the humanities disciplines, including developing understandings of how humans communicate and acquire knowledge.

- Report local and global problems and ideas, and recognise how different academic disciplines can interact to produce new understandings or findings.

- Compare foundational scholarly research using digital platforms, and find appropriate resources to answer the problem in its context.

- Apply core academic reading and writing skills to communicate research outcomes.



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This course is for anyone interested in the humanities, or answering questions about being human. You don’t need any previous experience.

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