Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation – Liberal Arts School
An insight into the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation and university life: Friday, 14 April, 2023
The Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation Liberal Arts School is an immersive on-campus experience that will give you an insight into studying the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civisilisation and the diverse career opportunities in the Liberal Arts.
Open to high school students in years 11 and 12, the program will include intellectually stimulating workshops lead by academic experts as well as fun social activities.
This one-day workshop explores the themes of isolation, scepticism, and the search for truth and belonging, focusing on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. We also ask larger questions about what it means to know and what it means to doubt, drawing on Othello, another Shakespearian drama in which sceptical doubt is central, and the work of the philosopher Descartes, who used philosophical scepticism as the first step towards understanding the essence and nature of human knowledge. Over the day, students will be introduced to modes of inquiry that are both literary and philosophical, and will develop their own interpretive and reasoning skills in small-group discussions facilitated by SOLA staff and senior students.
Why should you attend?
By attending the UOW Bachelor of Arts in Western Civisilisation Liberal Arts School you will:
- Engage with and expand your understanding of texts that are part of the English Advanced HSC syllabus.
- Be introduced to new great works that will help you develop a robust understanding of literature
- Participate in Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation application workshop that will provide insights into the course's application process and the opportunity to hear from current UOW students about their experience.
- Learn how to read and think at a university level
- Improve your communication and presentation skills in a supportive environment
- Engage in robust group discussions and debate with your peers, whilst being respectful of the view of others
- Develop your critical thinking and reading skills essential for success in the HSC
- Have fun and make new friends
Applications have now closed for this event