Academic Literacies: Situating University Knowledge

ART10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit develops students’ understanding of, and skills for, learning at university. Using substantive knowledge areas such as the sociology of education and interdisciplinary analysis of ‘knowledge’ as case studies, students will better understand academic practices and knowledge production, in order to develop good academic practice. They will use these skills to augment their studies in all discipline areas and be able to apply them to the workplace.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Undertake enquiry-based learning and problem solving
2. Apply academic skills in essay writing
3. Search for and identify appropriate sources for assignments
4. Engage critically with academic topics, theories and debates, demonstrating logical and creative thinking and reasoning
5. Communicate effectively with relevant audiences using spoken and written communication skills
6. Understand the impact of social, historical and political influences on the production of knowledge.