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HMN1101 Home and Away: Introducing the Humanities
Credit Points: 15

This unit introduces key concepts for study in the Humanities. Students explore ideas about the ‘world’ across space and time as well as notions about ‘Home’ and the right to travel freely about the globe. The unit investigates how the belief in a ‘common’ or ‘universal’ humanity has operated in a range of cultural and historical contexts. We ask questions such as: What ethical and pragmatic principles should underpin our communities? How should the needs of distant others, indeed strangers, be weighed against the needs of our local citizens? Throughout the semester, students will engage deeply with the merits and problems of ‘cosmopolitan’ thinking.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K90Bachelor of Arts
K32Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Business
K95Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science
Y03Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Communications
M35Bachelor of Communications
G79Bachelor of Contemporary Arts
Y09Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010