The Grand Challenges

ART30001 25 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 42 Hours


200cp enrolment in BA-ARTS

Courses with unit

This unit will have a new title from 2019 Grand Challenges: Making a Difference

Aims and objectives

The Grand Challenges, which focusses on some of the most important challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century, aims to provide Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of International Studies students with:
· A distinctive learning experience, offering students the opportunity to work with other students and academic staff across a range of humanities and social science disciplines, on a project responding to one of the major social, cultural and economic challenges of the 21st century
· Skills and demonstrated capability in interdisciplinary, project-based analysis and problem-solving
· Skills and demonstrated capability in teamwork
· Skills and demonstrated capability in communicating scholarship and knowledge across disciplines and to a wider audience.
After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
1. Systematically review, critically evaluate, and apply research from a variety of sources to inform students’ knowledge and conceptual understandings in an interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences context
2. Formulate and synthesise arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of relevant theories and evidence in an interdisciplinary humanities and social science context
3. Generate creative solutions to complex problems in the humanities and social sciences
4. Appraise, integrate and apply theoretical principles in a collaborative, interdisciplinary context
5. Apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for students’ own learning and practice, individually and in collaboration with others
6. Interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in creative ways suitable to a range of audiences using a variety of media.