This online Academic and Professional Communications unit is a great opportunity to expand your academic skills and is designed to help you excel in the field of arts and humanities
Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, the unit has been specially designed to equip those who are new to the humanities with the academic skills and practices needed to succeed at a university level.
By completing this unit you will learn how to research effectively both online and offline, gain a deeper understanding of the conventions of academic genres, and be taught to develop more academically rigorous arguments.
You’ll also be trained to write academic essays, reference sources properly, revise and edit your work and give oral presentations.
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There are no formal prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.
You should ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:
Engaging in the Humanities
Areas of study
In this arts unit, the topics you will study include:
Language for audience and purpose
The drafting process
Reflective and critical thinking
Verbal and non-verbal communication
Clear, concise language use
Language for professional contexts
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management), Curtin University
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture), Curtin University
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Curtin University
Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture), Curtin University
Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture), Curtin University
Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), Curtin University
Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), University of South Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing), Curtin University
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Design), Curtin University
Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications), Curtin University
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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