Subject overviews and criteria

Subjects on offer in 2021

Assessment criteria/requirements provided in the subject overviews are indicative of past Summer Master Classes are, and they are subject to change for 2021.

This subject gives students the tools to understand the fundamental interrelationships that exist in responsible business decision-making. It explores responsible decision-making with reference to the impact on company strategy, disciplinary functions, stakeholders and customers. Students' are challenged to consider the greater impact on the environment and society. The HSC business studies syllabus will be referred to and extended.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Advanced English OR an A in Standard English;
  • AND B or above in Business Studies OR Legal Studies OR Economics.
BUS002 2020 assessment requirements
  • Reflection entries-7 (35%)
  • In-session test (5%)
  • Group report-2500 words (30%)
  • Group presentation - 6 minute pitch (30%)

Indicative delivery model

  • Blended delivery: on-campus orientation followed by a combination of self--directed and staff-led online learning as well as on-campus classes.

This subject offers students the opportunity to examine health priorities and populations at risk. With input from experienced practitioners, students will workshop case studies and local examples of health promotion in action.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Advanced English OR a B or above in Standard English;
  • AND B or above in PD/H/PE OR A in Community & Family Studies (CAFS)

HAS001 2020 assessment requirements

  • Annotated bibliography - 600 words (25%)
  • Literature review - 1300 words (35%)
  • Final report - 200 words (40%)

Indicative delivery model

  • Blended delivery: on-campus orientation followed by a combination of self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.

This class adopts the themes and texts of the HSC English Syllabus, allowing learners to explore themes and concepts in ever-widening contexts. Some of the topics include: Orwellian themes in popular fiction and  analysis; the stories of Diasporas; divisions and migrations; and the representation of gender and sexuality in popular culture, young adult fiction and Disney.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Extension English; OR
  • C or above in Advanced English; OR
  • A in Standard English

ASSH005 2020 assessment requirements

  • Online postings - 800 words (20%)
  • Short presentation - 5 mins (15%)
  • Short essay - 500 words (15%)
  • Final essay - 1200 words (25%)
  • Final presentation - 7 mins (25%)

Indicative delivery model

  • Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.

This subject will draw upon examples from Ancient, Modern and Indigenous History, and explores case studies in global conflict, as well as the issue of how historians separate fact from fiction. There will be a wide range of case studies from different eras and parts of the world including Alexander the Great, the Tudors, the World Wars, Cold War, JFK and the Russian Revolution. What are the controversies that surround these events and can we ever know the truth? This subject will help you answer those questions.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Extension English; OR C or above in Advanced English; OR A in Standard English; AND
  • B or above in Aboriginal Studies; OR Ancient History; OR Modern History OR C or above in Extension History

ASSH002 2020 assessment requirements

  • Online reflective posts - 800 words (20%)
  • Short essay - 500 words (15%)
  • Short presentation - 5 mins (15%)
  • Major presentation - 7 mins (25%)
  • Major essay - 1200 words (25%)

Indicative delivery model

  • Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.

 

Delivered primarily online in 2021, this subject will allow students to investigate and develop new approaches to studio practice, and consider and investigate options for their Year 12 major work through an introduction to visual arts as it is studied at a university, and through consultation with academics and practising artists.

Throughout this subject, students will focus on the development of reflective practice and reflexivity and the ways they can apply this research approach to their Visual Arts Process Diary, a key component of their HSC assessment.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above Advanced English OR B or above in Standard English; AND
  • B or above in Visual Arts.

ASSH003 2020 assessment requirements

  • Workshop Portfolio
  • Visual Arts Process Blog and Artist’s Research to support Minor Project
  • Minor Project

Indicative delivery mode

  • Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.

This subject offers HSC students an opportunity to develop scientific research skills, to use modern laboratory equipment, and to learn modern research tools under the guidance of UOW staff. This subject covers strands of Biology, Chemistry, and Earth & Environmental Sciences. It provides an introduction to some of the key concepts covered in the HSC, and in several science subjects at university.

Indicative entry criteria

  • B or above in a Year 12 Science Subject; AND
  • C or above in (2 unit) Mathematics or Mathematics Extension OR B or above in
    Mathematics Standard

SMAH001 2020 assessment requirements

  • Earth & Environmental Sciences field trip report (15%)
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences: mixed assignment (10%)
  • Biology Scientific Report (15%)
  • Biology: mixed assignment (10%)
  • Chemistry: practical template (15%)
  • Chemistry: mixed assignment (10%)

Indicative delivery mode

  • Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.

Underpinned by aspects of biology and chemistry, this subject offers students an inter-professional opportunity to explore topics related to the health professions, including anatomy and physiology, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics. It includes seminars and practicals to enhance introductory skills and knowledge under the guidance of UOW staff. This subject covers strands of PDHPE and aspects of biology, chemistry and food  echnology. It provides an introduction to some key concepts covered in the HSC, and in several science related subjects at university.

Indicative entry criteria

  • B or above in a Science subject (including PDHPE); AND
  • C or above in Mathematics or Extension Maths OR B or above in Mathematics
    Standard

Indicative assessment requirements

  • To be advised

Indicative delivery mode

  • Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.

Create an environmentally and socially sustainable future with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In this subject, you will explore the big challenges facing future development and engineer your own robotic vehicle. Utilise a 3D computer aided design package and 3D printing technologies to design and test your theories, while combining maths, physics and engineering to find the most effective solution.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Advanced English OR A in Standard English; AND
  • B or above in Engineering Studies, OR Mathematics, OR Physics

STEM001 2020 assessment criteria

  • Group project reflection report (20%)
  • Sustainability in my region video - 3 mins (10%)
  • Final group reflection report (30%)
  • Final exam (40%)

Indicative delivery model

  • Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.

 

This subject provides students with an understanding of how to design and develop systems through computer programming, that will solve problems using real world examples. Students will be introduced to fundamental computer science concepts and employ a design-thinking approach to develop prototypes and algorithms for use in agile software development practice. The subject will also allow students to develop collaboration skills as they work with fellow students on challenges.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Advanced English OR a B or above in Standard English; AND
  • C or above in Mathematics OR Extension Mathematics OR A in General Mathematics.

STEM002 2020 assessment requirements

  • Tutorial tasks - 5 (20%)
  • Programming Assignments - 3 (50%)
  • Learning Portfolio & presentation (30%)

Indicative delivery model

  • Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.

Minimum number of enrolments

All subjects must have a minimum number of enrolments to proceed in each location.

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