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HMN1102 What is Knowledge?
Credit Points: 15

This unit investigates what it means ‘to know’ in the age of information and in a globalised world. We consider belief, memory, and experience (including the senses) as widely different means for acquiring knowledge. Students explore how other cultures understand what counts as knowledge, engaging broadly with such questions as: How does ‘Google’ change our understanding of a ‘fact’? Who has access to information and knowledge? Indeed, this unit will encourage students to reflect on the very nature of truth now and its relevance to their own lives.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K90Bachelor of Arts
K32Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Business
Y03Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Communications
K95Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science
M35Bachelor of Communications
G79Bachelor of Contemporary Arts
Y09Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011