HUM10030 Introduction to Arts

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module provides students with an opportunity to identify and develop the skills and resources which will maximize their success at university. The purpose of this module is to facilitate students in achieving the highest grades possible across their modules in Arts and Humanities. The module aims include developing an understanding of university expectations, enhancing academic skills, and developing an understanding of the different learning and assessment practices used in a University. Specific topics covered include critical thinking, academic writing skills, effective reading and note-taking. A number of short written and online assignments are completed over the course of the module.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the module you will have:
Identify the basic skills underlying the study of Arts/humanities
Take concise, accurate notes
Identify and define an essay topic or theme
Select and find relevant written and internet sources for the exploration of that theme
Utilise citation systems
Master different forms of assessment
Define, identify and avoid plagiarism
Organize a communicative essay
Manage time more effectively
Process information effectively
Think critically
Control learning strategies
Understand learning outcomes
Begin to develop a learning portfolio
Apply Metacognition to their learning

Indicative Module Content:

Lectures will involve interaction, writing for learning and surveys.
The module will promote: Thinking, finding, communicating

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, portfolio 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
BMGT10130 - Mastering University Learning, BMGT10190 - Effective Learning and Develop, HUM10010 - Study Skills in the Humanities, HUM10040 - Academic Writing in Practice, SMGT10260 - CoreSkills for SportManagement

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Assessment 'to-do' plan and semester timetable Week 4 n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Writing for learning during lecture Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Portfolio: Reflective portfolio demonstrating progress in the material covered in the module Week 12 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Cottrell, S. (2005) Critical Thinking Skills. - This book will help develop your thinking and argumentation skills
Cottrell, S. (2003) The Study Skills Handbook. - This book will help develop your basic study skills
Greetham, B. (2001) How to Write Better Essays. - This book is a good resource for developing your essay writing skills
Pears, R. and G. Shields (2013) Cite Them Right. - This book is an excellent resource for referencing and bibliography
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 16:00 - 16:50